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14-year-old girl gangraped in Gujarat, 3 arrested

Police said the accused approached the victim and offered to drop her home in an autorickshaw. The vehicle took a detour and the trio forcibly took the girl to a building in a nearby market where they raped her.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2018 23:09 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Surat
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People participate in a protest against rapes in India(REUTERS)

Three persons were arrested on Sunday in Bardoli town of Surat district for allegedly kidnapping and gang-raping a 14-year-old girl, the police said.

They said accused Naresh Jaware, along with his accomplices, Akash and Chhotu, had, on Thursday, kidnapped the victim and raped her after taking her to a desolate place in Bardoli town.

“The victim was returning home from a shop on Thursday evening when the trio approached her and offered to drop her home in an autorickshaw,” a police official said.

“The autorickshaw took a detour and then the three forcibly took her to a building in a nearby market and raped her on the first floor there,” the official said.

The official said Jaware and the victim were known to each other.

“An FIR was lodged with Bardoli police on Thursday by the victim’s uncle. Further investigations are underway,” the official said.

The FIR was lodged under various sections of the IPC including 363 (kidnapping), 366 (kidnap a woman to compel her to marry), 376 (rape), and various relevant sections of the POCSO Act, he said.

First Published: Apr 29, 2018 23:09 IST