JALALABAD: Five days after a 17-year-old girl was raped by three youths and later died in Punjab's Fazilka district, the police said today they have conducted raids at possible hideouts but were yet to arrest any of the accused.
"We are searching for the accused who were involved in the crime," Jalalabad Deputy Superintendent of Police Amarjit Singh said.
He said the police was looking for the main accused, a minor and resident of Mehlam village, but his house was found locked and the family members were untraceable.
The two other accused in the case remain unidentified.
The girl, a Class 11 student, died of excessive bleeding on the night of October 28, three days after she was raped in a field by the three youths, who had waylaid her while she was returning from her school, according to a complaint filed by the victim's mother.
A postmortem examination of the body was today conducted by doctors at the government medical college in Faridkot. "We are waiting for the postmortem report which will throw light on the cause of the death," the DSP said.
Police said her viscera samples have been sent to lab for examination.
On the basis of the complaint, a case of murder and gangrape was registered against the three youths.