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Girl gang-raped, juvenile friend apprehended

A Class 9 student of a government school has filed a case against 15 men, including a juvenile – whom she accused to be the main perpetrator, for allegedly gang-raping her for the last two months. A case has been registered at the Jamia Nagar police station and the juvenile has been apprehended.

The 15-year-old victim told the police that the accused had filmed an obscene video, featuring her. They allegedly threatened to make the clipping public and continued raping her.

The police said the girl came to the police station with her mother on Saturday and filed an FIR. She told the police that her senior, who studies in Class 10 in the same school in Okhla, befriended her a few days ago. “One day, he called her to his house, where he along with three others raped her. Her friend, a juvenile, made a video of the gory incident and threatened her of making it viral on social networking sites if she discussed the incident with anyone. He blackmailed her to make the video public and often called her to his residence, where he and his friends gang-raped her. The victim has alleged that in the last two months, she has been gang-raped by around 15 people,” said a police official.

“On Friday, when the girl was going to the accused’s residence, some neighbours objected to her frequent visits. They even foumd out her address and informed her mother about her frequent visits to the accused’s house. When the victim’s mother confronted her, she narrated the ordeal to her, after which they approached the police,” police sources said.

The girl’s medical test has confirmed rape, police said. A case under the Section of 376 -D of the Indian Penal Code and POSCO Act has been registered against the accused persons. Meanwhile, the girl is being counseled by an NGO, police said.

“Her 16-year-old friend was apprehended, after she identified him and investigation is on to establish the identities of the other accused. No video, featuring the girl, has been found in the boys’s cellphone.”

It must be noted that a few months ago the Centre had amended the  Juvenile Justice Act, wherein minors, aged 16 years and above, involved in heinous crimes will be treated as adults.
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