Two men have been arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl in the Jewar area here on Saturday. A woman identified as Salma has also been arrested.
According to the police, the girl said she was first gang-raped on February 22, but she did not report the matter as the culprits had threatened her with dire consequences. On Saturday, the accused tried to outrage her modesty again, after which she approached the police.
“On February 22, Salma, the victim’s neighbour, took her to her residence. The minor said four men were already present there who gang-raped her. The accused threatened her not to report the matter to anyone, else they would eliminate her. The girl did not tell anyone about the incident. But on Saturday, the accused stopped her in a marketplace and took her to an isolated place where they tried to rape her. However, she managed to escape,” said a senior police official.
The police said the victim told her mother about the incident, who lodged an FIR at the Jewar police station. Salma, Badshah, Shabir, Fahim and Zahir have been accused in the FIR. All the accused are the residents of Jewar.