A minor girl was allegedly gang raped by five youths, including a local panchayat member, in the Mollem village in Panaji, police said on Friday.
The 17-year-old girl was staying with her deaf and mute maternal grandmother. On Wednesday night the five youths including local panchayat member Gaurish Parkar dragged the girl out of the house and raped her, they said.
Police have arrested Vijay Gaonkar (21), Sagun Varak (22) and Umesh Gaonkar (22) along with Parkar (31), they said adding that another accused Shankar Gaonkar is absconding.
The incident came to light when police patrolling the area found the victim along with the accused in a car parked at an isolated spot.
The victim then narrated the incident to the patrolling team, police said.