In Manali town of Himachal Pradesh, five youths raped a Class 12 student for over three days. According to the police who had received a complaint about two class 12 girls going missing on June 17.
Shalini Agnihotri, Superintendent of Police, Kullu said,”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.”
Three accused from Bhatinda, Punjab have been arrested. The two others are on the run. She said,”As per law, it is rape even if consensual physical relations were made as the girl is a minor.” An FIR has been registered under relevant sections of the IPC & the POCSO Act.
The officer added,”The three arrested youths have been remanded to police custody by a local court.”