SHILLONG/ TURA | August 14, 2019:
Police have arrested two more people including a minor in connection with the gang-rape of a girl from Meghalaya.
The 14-year-old was lured with a job offer in Gurugram and was repeatedly raped by several people for over three days at three different places Chauma village and Sector 39 in Gurugram and at an unknown area.
On August 5, the teen was rescued by two people from Meghalaya.
The incident came to light after the victim’s parents approached the Meghalaya House in the national capital and reported the incident late on Wednesday.
Officials of Meghalaya House then escorted the victim and her family to register the complaint at a Gurugram police station. Sources informed that the victim hails from Garo Hills region of Meghalaya.
As per police, Lokesh alias Lambu and his minor bother were held in connection with the case. Lokesh was produced before the court and sent to judicial custody while the minor boy was produced before the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) and sent to a correction home in Faridabad.
Lokesh was arrested from Bihar while his minor brother was arrested from Anand Vihar in Delhi.
Women’s police station officer, inspector Rajbala said that the minor were held in connection with the case was the one who had lured the minor girl from Meghayala to Gurugram on pretext of helping her in getting a job.
The accused convinced her to come with him and start a new life in Gurugram. The girl along with minor accused boarded a train on July 30 and reached Gurugram on August 2. After reaching Gurugram, the girl was taken to a house rented by Lokesh. The minor accused disappeared after handing over the girl to Lokesh, who runs a placement agency.
From here, sexual exploitation of the girl begins.
On August 3, when the girl was alone at home, Lokesh molested the girl, and in the evening he took her to a house of his friend, Ritu — in Chauma village.
On August 4, the girl was forced to drink liquor. Later, she was raped by Lokesh in Chauma.
On the next day, she was taken to the placement agency’s office in Sector 39 by Ritu. The office belonged to a person identified as Bhupender. The girl was again forced to drink liquor and raped by Bhupender. Thereafter, Bhupender’s friend Om Prakash also reached the office and molested her.
A case was registered against the five persons under sections 6 (penetrative sexual assault) and 8 (aggravated sexual assault) of POCSO Act and Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC.
Earlier, police had arrested Bhupender and Om Prakash for sexually exploiting the girl while Ritu was arrested for criminal conspiracy. Now, with the arrest of two more accused, all five accused in the case have been arrested.