Minor boys gang-rape 9-yr-old girl in Karnataka, 4 detainedtext_fields
Kalaburgi: Four minor boys aged between 12 and 14 years have been detained by Karnataka Police for gang-raping a nine-year-old girl in Karnataka’s Kalaburgi district, police said on Friday.
The child has been admitted to a hospital after the brutal assault.
The juveniles have been sent to a remand home, while a hunt has been launched by the police for the fifth accused.
The incident took place in the limits of Kalaburgi Women's police station on Wednesday noon.
According to police, the accused gang of five minor boys lured the victim, who was sitting in front of her house, to an isolated place on the pretext of buying her chocolate.
The mother of the victim in her complaint stated that the accused gang took the girl upstairs to a nearby house and gang-raped her.
The victim had gone to school earlier in the day and after returning was trying to break almonds when the boys took her away.
After committing the crime, the accused threatened to kill her if she dared to tell anyone about the ssault
However, the girl, who somehow reached her home, narrated the incident to her mother.
The girl was rushed to the hospital and a complaint was lodged in the police station.
The police swung into action and took four accused into custody.
The police have lodged IPC Section 366A (procuration of minor girl for committing sexual offence), 376 (G) (gang-rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) against the accused persons. The police have also slapped POCSO case against them.
With inputs from IANS