Kharar gangrape: One accused sent to juvenile jail
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Two days after a 17-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by six boys at Kharar, one of the accused remains unidentified while four others are at large. The sole accused who was nabbed on Saturday was produced before the Naib court on Sunday and sent to juvenile jail in Hoshiarpur till October 20.
According to the victim, on the morning of October 5, she was walking to school alone, as a friend who usually accompanied her had not come that day. "On my way to school around 8.45 in the morning, I was stopped by Harkishan (name changed), who studies at a nearby school. He asked me to go with him on his motorcycle urgently. When I refused, he threatened me with dire consequences. I got scared and agreed," she said.
She alleged Harkishan took her near Badala road where five other boys joined him. From there, they took her in a Tata Indigo to a nearby field and raped her. In the evening, around 4.30 pm, she was dropped near Gillco valley in the same car, and was threatened not to tell anyone about the incident.
"She was under shock that day and did not tell us anything. We suspected that something was wrong and finally she told us of the incident the next morning when we approached the police," said the girl's father.
The FIR mentions the names of five accused but the girl claims that there were six boys who raped her, two of whom were wearing school uniforms, and that the boys also videotaped the incident.
"One of the accused, Harkishan, was known to the victim who was arrested on Saturday. Through him, four others were identified but they are at large," said investigating officer ASI Amar Nath.
Contrary to the girl's claim, the police say there is no sixth accused. "The investigation is being conducted according to what the girl says. If another name emerges, we will make arrests," said SSP G S Bhullar.
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