In Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal, a 16-year-old girl was reportedly raped by three males who apparently videotaped the crime on a cellphone, police said.
The event occurred on September 12 in Bhopal’s Gunga neighbourhood. The victim, a Class 10 student, lives in the Raisen district’s Sanchi neighbourhood.
The three suspects were charged with gang rape under the relevant sections of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at the ‘Mahila police station’ in Raisen district, according to authorities.
The three suspects have yet to be arrested, according to authorities.
The case diary related to the incident was sent to the Gunga police station in Bhopal where the incident took place, police said.
The victim, in her complaint, stated that the three accused came to collect some religious donation while she was alone at her sister’s home in the Gunga area on September 12, police said. She had gone to Gunga to take care of her ailing sister.
According to police, the victim claimed that she could identify one of the accused who lived in the area. She said while the two accused took turns to rape her, the third accused filmed the entire act.
The trio then threatened to release the video on social media if the victim dared to file a complaint against them, police said.
The girl narrated her ordeal to her father after she went back home to Raisen. Her father then took her to the Sanchi police station from where she was referred to the ‘Mahila police station’ in Raisen where a case of gang rape was registered against the trio.
No arrests have been made so far in connection to the case and police are further probing the matter.