"The girl alleged that she was raped when returning home on the evening of June 27. We have registered a case under IPC sections 363 (kidnapping), 376 (rape) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt). We have arrested one of the accused, a resident of Punjabi Basti at Sabzi Mandi. So far, we have not found any MMS clip in the mobile phone of the detained person but we will question all the three accused. The police was approached last Sunday night after which we immediately launched a probe," said DCP (North) I B Rani. Sources at the police headquarters said a medical test showed "signs" of rape but could not prove it "conclusively".
The victim was burnt with cigarette every time she tried to seek help and was even filmed while the crime was being committed. She was finally dumped near Peeragarhi late at night, threatening to release an MMS if she reported the matter to the police.
According to the police, the victim, a resident of Malkaganj area was returning from the Kamla Market area after tution and had reached the Ghanta Ghar area near Sabzi Mandi, usually a very crowded place, when the incident took place. The girl was abducted around 5pm and it was not until 11pm that she was thrown out of the car.
"One of the youths in the car was the brother of one of my classmates whom I have known for the past two years. One of them was driving the car while the other two were sitting in the rear. One of them tried to pull me inside the car all of a sudden. I tried to pull away, but they tugged at my bag and pushed me inside the car. Every time I tried to roll down the window, they burnt me with cigarettes. I was thrown out of the car late in the night after they threatened to release an MMS if I complained," the victim alleged.
One person, who is said to work in a shop in the Sabzi Mandi area, was arrested late on Monday night while two are still absconding.