College girl abducted, gangraped in Himachal’s Hamirpur district

Girl’s parents file case with police two months after the incident when they came to know about an MMS of rape of their daughter circulating in the area and now the family reportedly had locked themselves inside the house

Hamirpur/May 12
A college girl was allegedly kidnapped from outside her house and gangraped by three persons including her classmate in Barsar area of Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh on March 26. The accused had threatened not to report the matter or else they will rape her younger sister too.
The incident was reported in Barsar police station on May 9 when the victim’s mother came to know about an MMS of her daughter that was reportedly prepared by trio.
“As the statement of the victim, she was abducted by her classmate Virender Singh along with Ankush and Bhupinder when she had gone to toilet outside her house on March 26. The accused allegedly took her to nearby secluded place and raped her there,” said the police.
“The girl alleged that Virender threatened her with a sickle and warned her that if she reported the matter to anyone, they will gangrape her younger sister,” said the police.
It was only after her mother came to know the incident and inquired the victim, the girl narrated the incident after her parents who approached the police and filed a case in this regard. Meanwhile, police have arrested all the three accused and they are further investigating the matter.
“The accused used to threaten and harass the girl even after the incident and the girl had complained about harassment to her parents and the matter was reported in panchayat. But the case wasn’t resolved in local body and they used to threaten her even after that. However, it was after the MMS appeared in the area that her parents came to know about the incident and approached the police,” added the police.
The victim’s family had reportedly locked themselves in the house as the MMS had circulated in the area and they seldom come out of the house.