12-yr-old planned Uttarkhand gangrape, had molested an infant too: Police
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12-yr-old planned Uttarkhand gangrape, had molested an infant too: Police

A 12-year-old boy, one of the five minors accused of gangraping an eight-year-old girl in Uttarakhand, had earlier molested a one-year-old girl in the village and the plan to rape the minor was also allegedly hatched by the same boy

dehradun Updated: Jul 17, 2018 22:54 IST
Kalyan Das
Kalyan Das
Hindustan Times, Dehradun
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Five boys, aged between 9 and 14, had allegedly gang-raped the eight-year-old girl on July 12 when her parents were not at home in Sahaspur, around 25 km from Dehradun.(REUTERS)

A 12-year-old boy, one of the five minors accused of gangraping an eight-year-old girl in Uttarakhand, had earlier molested a one-year-old girl in the village, police on Tuesday said. The plan to rape the minor was also allegedly hatched by the same 12-year-old, they said.

The boys, aged between 9 and 14, had allegedly gang-raped the eight-year-old girl on July 12 when her parents were not at home in Sahaspur, around 25 km from Dehradun. They had watched pornography on a mobile phone two days before committing the crime.

“During investigations, it was found that the plan to rape the girl was hatched by one of the accused aged 12. The plan was backed by the14-year-old followed by the remaining three — aged 9, 10, and 12,” station house office, Sahaspur, Narendra Rathore said quoting the eldest accused.

“The eldest accused told police that few months ago the 12-year-old mastermind of the gang-rape had molested a one-year-old girl in the village. However, the claim couldn’t be verified as nobody came forward to inform police about the incident,” the SHO said.

Earlier in the day, police detained the 15-year-old elder brother of the youngest accused. It was on his cell-phone that the five had watched porn, the SHO said.

The police official said that a medical examination of the girl has confirmed the gang-rape. “The victim was taken to Doon Hospital (Female) for medical examination. The reports mention injuries to her private parts and confirmed the gang rape. Earlier on Sunday, the five accused, in their statement before the court, had confessed to the crime,” the SHO added.

The condition of the girl is stable and she is now home with her parents.

The girl’s mother has claimed that that the “youngest accused used to harass and even molested my daughter once in the school” where they were in the same class.

“That incident happened when my daughter and the accused were in class 3. I had then confronted the boy and warned him. I never thought that he and his friends would commit such a heinous crime with my daughter,” she added.

On Sunday, a juvenile court sent the accused, all from families of labourers, to juvenile correctional facility. They were detained after the girl’s family lodged a police complaint.

An initial probe found that the girl was lured with a chocolate to the house of the 10-year-old accused when his family members were out for work. One of them stood guard at the house’s main door while the others raped her.

First Published: Jul 17, 2018 22:34 IST