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17-year-old girl dies after gangrape in Punjab

The girl was returning home from school when three motorcycle-borne youths, including a minor, allegedly waylaid her, as per a complaint lodged by the victim’s mother.

india Updated: Oct 29, 2017 22:16 IST
A case of murder and gangrape was registered against a minor youth and two unidentified persons.
A case of murder and gangrape was registered against a minor youth and two unidentified persons.(AFP File Photo)

A 17-year-old girl died after she was allegedly raped by three youths in Punjab’s Fazilka district here, police said on Sunday.

The incident occurred on October 25 when the girl was returning home from school when three motorcycle-borne youths, including a minor boy, allegedly waylaid her, as per a complaint lodged by the victim’s mother, they said.

The victim, a Class 11 student, was taken to nearby fields where she was raped by the three youths, Deputy superintendent of police (Jalalabad) Amarjit Singh said.

She died of excessive bleeding last night, Singh said.

He said the victim’s family did not disclose about the incident to the police who came to know about it after a villager informed them about the death of the girl.

On the basis of the complaint, a case of murder and gangrape was registered against a minor youth and two unidentified persons.

The body has been sent for a postmortem, the DSP said.

No arrests have been made so far, he said, adding investigations were underway.