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UP: 12-yr-old gang-raped in Vrindavan hotel

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By: PTI | Mathura | Published: May 14, 2018 5:38:38 pm

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A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by three men in a hotel in Vrindavan and subsequently abandoned in a Delhi-bound train, police said today. She was rescued by the Delhi police. The incident occurred on May 11, the police said, adding that the hotel fell under the jurisdiction of the Kotwali police station.

“An FIR under section 376 (rape) of the IPC and sections 3 and 5 of the POCSO Act has been filed against the accused,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Rakesh Kumar said. Two of the accused were identified as Sanjay of Sakraya village and Laxman, while efforts were on to ascertain the identity of the third accused, the police said. No arrest was made so far, Kumar said, adding that the girl was sent for a medical examination today.

The victim was given some narcotics by the accused, who then took turns to rape her in the hotel, the FIR said. She was then abandoned in a Delhi-bound train, it added.

The Delhi police, after rescuing her, informed the family members about her whereabouts. According to social activist and the head of the Kanakdhara Foundation, Laxmi Gautam, the family members of the girl contacted her on May 12, after the police refused to lodge an FIR. “The FIR could have been registered at about 11.30 PM on May 12. However, the girl was not sent for a medical examination on Sunday,” she alleged.

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