Police Arrest Three For Gang Raping 14-Year-Old Tribal Girl

A 14-year-old tribal girl was allegedly gang-raped by three youths in Adilabad district of Telangana, with one of the accused filming the act on his cell phone.

Accused M Raju, Syed Mathin, and Ranjith R, (all aged between 23 and 27) allegedly raped the teenaged girl, who is an agricultural laborer, three months ago. however, a case was filed on July 9.

The three allegedly committed the offense when while the girl and she a male acquaintance were going towards Chinna Rajura village on the outskirts of Asifabad town in Adilabad in his auto-rickshaw, police said.

“Raju and his two friends beat up the girl and one Mallesh (auto-driver) and drove him away from the place. The trio took the girl forcibly into the nearby bushes and allegedly raped her taking turns,” Asifabad Police Station Sub-Inspector Sateesh Kumar told PTI, based on the complaint lodged by the victim on Saturday.

Raju also videoes graphed the crime and he and his two associates later threatened to kill the victim if the matter was disclosed to anyone, the SI said.

The victim, who did not inform anyone about the offense out of fear of the accused. She finally told her parents and community elders about it and filed a complaint in this regard on Saturday, the police officer said.

Following the complaint, a case under section 376 (D) of IPC and relevant sections of POCSO Act was registered.

The girl has been sent for medical examination. The three accused have been taken into custody and are being questioned, police said, adding that a probe is on.