15-yr-old girl gang-raped; 2 arrested, one at large

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by three teenagers, including two of her classmates, at Gurgaon on July 29. While two of the accused were apprehended till August 1, one is still at large, police said on Saturday.

The victim resides with her family at Gurgaon Sector 46 and studies in the 9th standard of a government school. On July 29 afternoon, while she was returning from school on her bicycle, two of her classmates intercepted her in an auto-rickshaw and allegedly forced her into it, said a police official.

He further said, the three accused–two of her classmates and the auto-rickshaw driver who was reportedly a friend of the duo–then took her to an isolated spot where they allegedly forced themselves upon her and then dropped her near her house.

The victim narrated her ordeal to her mother after returning home and the matter was soon reported to the police. A case under appropriate sections of the law was registered at the Sadar police station and the girl was sent for counselling, said a police official.

He furthers said, police then tracked down the accused classmates of the girl and apprehended them. However, the auto-rickshaw driver, who is suspected to be a juvenile, is still at large.

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