A 12-year-old girl was repeatedly gang-raped by three men in Bhopal after they befriended her while playing the now-banned online game PUBG.
As per a PTI report published by NDTV –
“The three accused, who also blackmailed the girl and threatened to upload her objectionable video online if she resisted their advances, have been arrested, police said.
As per a police complaint filed by the girl’s family, the accused, all residents of Rambha Nagar area and in the age group of 18 to 19, became friends with her online while playing the game PUBG, police inspector Alok Srivastava said.
Last month, they lured the girl to come to Rambha Nagar where they allegedly raped her and made an objectionable video of her, the official said. “Thereafter, they allegedly blackmailed the girl, saying they would upload her video online if she avoided their advances, and allegedly raped her repeatedly,” he said.
Based on the complaint, the three accused were arrested on Wednesday night…
A case has been registered against them under Indian Penal Code Sections 376 (2N) (repeated rape), 376 (DA) (gang-rape of a girl under 16 years of age) and 506 (criminal intimidation), and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, he added.”
PTI and NDTV have omitted mentioning the names of the accused.
TimesNow has reported the age of the girl as 14 and named the 3 accused as Fuzail, Rizwan Khan and Farhan Ahmed. The police tracked the accused through their phone numbers and arrested them. They confessed to the crime during interrogation.
The girl initially stayed quiet as she feared the consequences. However, on Wednesday, she told her mother about the incident when she counselled her. The girl’s mother approached the police where a case against the three accused was lodged.
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