Agartala: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by five persons in Tripura’s Sepahijala district, police said Wednesday. The five persons forcibly took the girl to a jungle near Dewan Bazar area. They raped her repeatedly. The incident happened when she was returning from her elder sister’s house Sunday night, the police said.
The girl informed her parents about her ordeal Monday and they lodged a complaint at Bishrampur police station on the same day.
Police have arrested one person on the basis of the complaint while the rest four are absconding, an officer said. The girl is currently undergoing treatment at Bishramganj hospital here.
Police sources said that the victim has told them that she knew one of the persons who raped her. She said she was friendly with the person. It was he who first initiated a conversation with her when she was returning home. The victim also said that initially she did not have any misgivings. However, four others suddenly appeared and they overpowered her and raped her
The arrested person was produced before a local court which remanded him to five-day judicial custody. Search is on to locate the other four.
Meanwhile, parents of a 17-year old girl at Teliamura in Khowai district lodged a police complaint Tuesday against a man for raping their daughter repeatedly and also blackmailing her. The accused was arrested Wednesday, the police said.