5 men arrested for gang-raping girl in Raigarh of Chhattisgarh

Raigarh, April 20

Five men have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 15-year-old girl at her house in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place on Wednesday night in a village under Gharghoda police station area when the victim was alone at her house, Raigarh Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar Arawal said on Saturday.

The girl’s parents had gone to their farm to keep a watch on crops, he said.

On finding the girl alone, the accused identified as Gocharan Rathiya (26), Sanjay Rathiya (19), Madhav Rathiya (21), Sugan Rathiya (21) and Nutan Rathiya (19) barged into her house and raped her, he said.

The victim’s elder sister managed to flee from the house by jumping through a window and informed her parents, he said.

Based on the complaint of the victim on Thursday night, all five accused were booked under Section 376-D (gang rape) of the IPC and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and were arrested, Agrawal said.

The accused were on Friday produced in a local court, which sent them to judicial remand, he added. PTI  

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