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Class 12 student allegedly raped by five for 3 days in Himachal, three arrested

Police said they had received a complaint about two Class 12 girls going missing on June 17. The girls were found on June 20. One of the girls later claimed that she was raped.

india Updated: Jun 27, 2018 13:51 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Shimla
rape,sexual assault,violence against women
Police have arrested three accused from Bhatinda in Punjab. The two others are on the run.(AFP/Photo for representation)

A Class 12 student was allegedly raped by five youths for over three days in Manali town of Himachal Pradesh, police said on Wednesday.

Police said they had received a complaint about two Class 12 girls going missing on June 17.

The girls were found on June 20. Initially, they did not allege any sexual assault but during questioning, one of them claimed she was raped by three youths from Punjab, and two locals thereafter, Superintendent of Police, Kullu, Shalini Agnihotri told PTI.

The incident took place between June 17 and June 20, she said. Police have arrested three accused from Bhatinda in Punjab. The two others are on the run.

Responding to a question, Agnihotri said, “As per law, it is rape even if consensual physical relations were made as the girl is a minor.”

An FIR has been registered under relevant sections of IPC and POCSO Act. The three arrested youths have been remanded to police custody by a local court, the SP added.

First Published: Jun 27, 2018 13:43 IST