: Four girls of Bhagana village in Hisar
were allegedly abducted and one of them, a dalit, was raped by five youths from the jat community in Bathinda district
of Punjab. The victim and other three girls, who were also kidnapped by the accused, were left near Bathinda
railway station after the alleged crime.Police
have registered a case of kidnapping
and criminal conspiracy
against the accused. They have also been booked under Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act and Protection of Children from Sexual
Offence (POCSO) Act. Teams have been formed by the police to nab all the accused, out of which three were identified as Lalit Kumar, Sandeep and Sumit.
According to the FIR, the victim alleged that she and her other three friends were kidnapped on Monday night after they had come out of their homes to answer nature’s call. She alleged that the accused took them to some place in Punjab in a car where she was violated.
Police spokesman Harish Bharadwaj said, “Police are conducting medical examination of other three girls to confirm if they had been raped too. Manhunt has been launched to arrest the accused.”
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