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14-year-old girl gangraped in Gujarat, four held

AHMEDABAD: Four persons have been arrested for allegedly gangraping a 14-year-old girl in Viramgam town of the district, police said on Sunday. The incident came to light on Saturday, wh

Published: 01st April 2012 11:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:15 PM   |  A+A-

AHMEDABAD: Four persons have been arrested for allegedly gangraping a 14-year-old girl in Viramgam town of the district, police said on Sunday.

The incident came to light on Saturday, when the girl's parents filed an FIR and based on the information given by the girl, three persons were immediately arrested, they said.

According to police, the fourth accused was arrested on Sunday and was taken to the city civil hospital for medical testing. Police have not divulged the name of the accused.

According to police, the victim, who is studying in class 9 had gone to borrow a notebook from her friend on Friday afternoon, when four youths came in an autorickshaw and abducted her.

They took her to a secluded place and raped the girl. Following this, they threatened the girl of dire consequences if she revealed the incident to anyone, and then let her off near her house, police said.

The girl, who was traumatised due to the incident, did not tell about it to anybody. However, when she started suffering from health problems, she broke down before her mother and narrated the incident to her.

Following this, the girl's parents lodged an FIR yesterday and three accused were immediately arrested.

Police said that tension gripped the small town with people gathering at the police station, as the girl belonged to a majority community, while the accused were from the minority community.

However, the situation has been brought under control.



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