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Minor girl gangraped, filmed in moving SUV in Jharkhand’s Palamu

The incident was reported to the district police on Wednesday by the girl and her family after they came to know that the video had gone viral.

ranchi Updated: Aug 23, 2018 11:15 IST
Vishal Sharma
Vishal Sharma
Hindustan Times, Daltonganj
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A candle light march in Bikaner to protest the rape of an eight-year-old girl in MP’s Mandsaur, June 30, 2018.(PTI File Photo )

Police in Jharkhand’s Palamu have booked two men for allegedly raping a minor girl inside a moving vehicle in July, officials said on Wednesday, after the video of the crime was widely shared on social media.

The incident was reported to the district police on Wednesday by the girl and her family after they came to know that the video had gone viral.

“A case against the two accused persons under different sections of IT and POCSO Act have been lodged and we are conducting raids to nab them,” Palamu’s superintendent of police Indrajit Mahatha said.

The Class 10 student said in her complaint at Lesliganj police station that a man, Shamshad Ansari, raped her inside a Scorpio after forcibly lifting her from near teachers’ training college in Satbarwa on July 23. She had gone there fill up forms for appearing in a supplementary examination for Class 10.

“When I resisted, Danish Ansari, who was accompanying Shamshad, thrashed me and threatened to kill me ... The duo also shot a video of the act and asked me to meet them at their wish. Otherwise, they threatened to kill me and my family,” the victim said.

“I remained silent for my family’s prestige but had no option except to approach the police after the video went viral over social sites and people started making inquiries ... We fear a threat to our life,” she said.

First Published: Aug 23, 2018 11:15 IST