The girl, who was tracked after a tipoff, told the police that three men, including the lodge owner, had raped her repeatedly.

Minor girl allegedly gang raped for 10 days at lodge in Bengaluru
news Crime Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:36

In a horrific incident, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly brutally raped by four men for a period of 10 days at a lodge in the Whitefield area.

The girl was allegedly kidnapped and confined in the lodge for 10 days, where four men repeatedly raped her.

The story, first reported by Bangalore Mirror, states that the girl, a pre-university student, had gone missing on the night of October 26.

According to DCP Whitefield Abdul Ahad, the girl was rescued from the lodge on November 4.

“In her complaint, the girl has said that three men, including the lodge owner, had raped her repeatedly,” a police officer with the KR Puram Police Station said.

In her statement to the police, the girl, Sneha* said that on October 26th night, she had gone to Whitefield Railway Station where she was supposed to meet her classmate. Sneha was all set to go to a party and her classmate was to pick her up from the railway station.

Sneha reached the station around 8 pm after which two of the accused – Sagar (22) and Raghavendra (27) – introduced themselves to her as her classmate’s friends. They told Sneha that her friend had told them to pick her up and take her to the party venue. An unsuspecting Sneha went along with the duo, who took her to Classical Inn and told her to wait in a room for her friend.

A few minutes later, Sagar entered the room and allegedly raped her, followed by Raghavendra and another man named Manju Raj. The trio also convinced the lodge owner Manoranjan Pandit to not call the police and instead allegedly invited him to rape Sneha, to which Manoranjan agreed.

Between October 26 and November 4, Sneha was allegedly raped by the four men repeatedly.

The girl's parents had registered a complaint with the police four days after she went missing. She was rescued after the police received a tipoff about a girl in distress at the lodge.

The police suspect that Sneha’s classmate was also involved in the crime and are investigating that angle.

Meanwhile, Sneha’s medical examination was conducted. On November 6, the accused were arrested and booked for gang rape, abduction, wrongful confinement of a person for more than three days, wrongfully concealing or keeping in confinement an abducted person and criminal intimidation. They have also been booked under sections 4 and 6 of the POCSO Act.

The accused have also undergone medical examination and have been remanded to judicial custody.

*Name changed

 

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