The Mandi Gobindgarh police on Wednesday arrested four of the five people allegedly involved in the gang-rape of a girl here on October 31 last year. The arrested have been identified as Vishal, Angrej Singh, Harminder Singh and Inderjit Singh. The fifth Lachhman Singh is still at large.
“Our efforts are on and we will nab the fifth accused in 2-3 days,” said Guriqubal Singh, station house officer, Mandi Gobindgarh.
A 15-year-old girl had lodged a complaint with the Mandi Gobindgarh police on November 5 last year that she was kidnapped and raped by five men after keeping her hostage for the entire night on October 31, 2015. The police had registered a first information report (FIR) oh her complaint.
“I was returning home to Iqbal Nagar from the Jagran area on October 31, when I was waylaid by Vishal and Angrej, residents of Alourh village, and was taken to an isolated place in Mugal Majra where they raped her later, two others Harminder Singh and Inderjit Singh arrived and they also raped me. On Sunday (November 1) morning, one Lachhman Singh also assaulted her sexually,” the complaint read.
The police had booked the accused under sections 363 (kidnapping), 366-A (procuration of a minor girl), 342 (wrongful confinement), 376-D (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).