A Class XII student of a reputed school was allegedly gangraped by her neighbour and two other men in Dadri on Wednesday evening.
The accused later allegedly held her family members captive at gunpoint and threatened them with dire consequences if they went to the police.
The victim and her father managed to sneak out of the house today and lodged a rape complaint at the Dadri Police Station. The accused were absconding till late Thursday evening.
The victim, a 17-year-old, was heading home from her coaching classes on Wednesday when the incident took place. "I was returning home when my neighbour Nirdosh Bhatti, who was in an Alto along with two other youths, pulled me forcibly into the car. They silenced me with a pistol and drove the car to secluded place near New Anaj Mandi," she told the police.
The three men raped the girl and later abandoned her near Durga Vishal Mandir, she said.
Residents saw her lying unconscious and informed her parents. "We took her home. His family put pressure on us not to lodge an FIR. They held up captive at gunpoint," said the girl's father.
"We could not move out in fear the whole night. My daughter was so terrified that she was unable to speak. Today morning, we escaped and went to the police."
He said initially the Dadri police had refused to lodge an FIR. "We approached the Superintendent of Police and an FIR was lodged on his orders," he said.
"The rape victim has been sent for medical examination to the district hospital. A rape case was registered against Nirdosh and two others at Dadri police station today afternoon. A search has been lodged to arrest the accused," said S.K. Verma, Superintendent of Police.
According to Verma, investigations revealed Nirdosh was married on May 31 and was eyeing the girl for the last few years. Nirdosh's family alleged the girl had lodged a false case to extract money.
The victim's family denied the allegations. "The medical report will bring out the truth," the girl's father said.