Teenage Girl Abducted, Raped in Chhattisgarh’s Korba; 4 Accused Arrested

Story Highlights
  • 15 year old girl kidnapped and gang rapped in Korba.
  • Accused nabbed through a CCTV footage.
  • The incident occured on July 4th.

Korba district: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by four men in CG’s Korba district, police said on Tuesday.

The incident is reported to have occurred on July 4th following which the accused were apprehended on Monday from the neighbouring Bilaspur district where they were hiding to evade arrest, Korba’s Additional Superintendent of Police Abhishek Verma said.

The incident is said to have occurred when the victim was along with her brother on the Ratakhar bypass road on the Korba town outskirts when the four accused allegedly abducted her and forcibly took her to a nearby jungle where they raped her. The accused later fled from the spot leaving the girl there, the official said.

A complaint was lodged at the Kotwali police station on July 12 following which the police started searching for the accused. Based on the CCTV footage of the area, the accused, in the age group of 19 to 26 years and natives of Korba town, were identified and arrested from Bilaspur.

The accused have been booke under charges of rape, abduction and provisions of the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Further investigation is underway, the police added.

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