Class XII girl alleges rape in Manali, 3 Bathinda boys arrested

The Hush Post: A Class XII student has alleged that she was raped by five youths for over three days in Manali. The police had received a complaint about two Class XII girls going missing on June 17.

“The girls were found on June 20. Initially, they did not allege any sexual assault but during questioning, one of them claimed she was raped by three youths from Punjab, and two locals thereafter. The incident took place between June 17 and June 20,” Superintendent of Police, Kullu Shalini Agnihotri said.

Three accused have been arrested from Bathinda in Punjab. The two others are on the run. Agnihotri said, “As per law, it is rape even if consensual physical relations were made as the girl is a minor.”

“The three arrested youths have been remanded to police custody by a local court”, the police officer added. An FIR has been registered under relevant sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act.

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