The Hush Post: Hardly have the noises on the efficacy of the police and the CBI in the Kotkkhai rape and murder case died down, another case of rape has come to light in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. A minor girl who had come for a holiday to Palampur, has alleged that five persons accosted her while she was coming from the Garh Mata Mandir at Aijhu fort near Bir-Billing in Palampur. The victim had come with her friend, a male, to the temple. On their way back the two were accosted by five men. First they beat up the boy and when he fell unconscious they overpowered the girl and gangraped her.
She alleged that they badly beat her up, threatened her and then raped her. The police, however say that only three persons were involved in the alleged rape. One person has been arrested.
“We have registered the case and investigation is underway. We will ensure strict action is taken against culprits,” said Santosh Katiyal,Superintendant of Police.