17-yr-old gang-raped at gunpoint in Jameshedpur; Jharkhand Police arrests five
Among those held is a minor who has been sent to a juvenile home, while the four others were remanded to jail, the police said
Jamshedpur: Five persons were apprehended in connection with the gang-rape of a 17-year-old girl in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur, police said on Saturday.
The girl was out with her male friend in the Bagbera area late on Tuesday when the accused arrived at the spot and forcibly took her to Kaliadih Gaushala at gunpoint, Senior Superintendent of Police Tamil Vanan said.
She was raped there while the friend was tied up, he said.
Among those held is a minor who has been sent to a juvenile home, while the others were remanded to jail, he added.
Those arrested have been identified as Shankar Tiu, Roshan Kujur, Suraj Patro and Sunny Soren, the officer said.
A country-made pistol and two live cartridges were also recovered from them, he said.
"Soon after the incident, the police registered a case and started investigating it. The girl had initially said that she was abducted while she was returning from dance class. However, it was found wrong during the investigation," Vanan said.
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