Two men rape, film 16-year-old girl in Jharkhand's Palamu; accused booked under POCSO, IPC

Medininagar (Jharkhand): Two persons have been booked for allegedly gangraping a 16-year-old girl and making a video of the incident in Palamu district of Jharkhand, police said on Thursday.

The incident happened under Lesliganj police station area on 23 July but the case was registered on Wednesday after the girl told her parents about it.

Personnel of Jharkhand Police. AFP

Personnel of Jharkhand Police. AFP

According to the complaint, the girl was on her way to Satbarwa High School when the two accused, who knew her, offered to drop her.

But they took her to an isolated area and raped her, police said. Superintendent of Police Indrajeet Mahatha said the two accused video-graphed the incident and were blackmailing her.

Mahatha said the accused have been identified and would be arrested soon.

A medical examination of the girl was being done, he said.

Relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC), IT Act and Pocso Act have been slapped against the accused, Mahatha added.


Updated Date: Aug 24, 2018 09:06 AM

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