— By FREE PRESS NEWS SERVICE,  May 14, 2014 12:41 am

SHIVPURI: Three youths dragged a 13-year-old girl to a house and gang-raped her in a village under Khaniandhana police station area on Monday night. The girl was watching a marriage procession when the accused took her to a nearby house where they raped her. The accused fled from the house when some villagers reached there after hearing the girl’s screams.

The girl’s father had gone to another village to participate in a wedding while her physically disabled girl was at home. He filed a complaint at Khaniandhana police station. The three accused have been booked under section 376 B of the IPC, sections 3, 2 (5) of the SC/ST Act and section 4 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012.

According to sources, the incident took place at Devkho village during the marriage of Virendra Pal’s daughter. The girl was at Pal’s house and watching the wedding procession when accused Pran Singh, son of Gulva Kushwaha, Manoj, son of Kamla Koli, Shankar, son of Mangalia Koli forcibly took her Shankar’s house.

Pran Singh raped the girl first after which Manoj took the turn. The other villagers including Bhadda Jatav, Jagdish Chouhan, Arjan and Sukhlal were passing by Shankar’s house where they heard the girl’s screams for help. The accused escaped from the house when the villagers entered the house after breaking open the door.

The villagers took the girl to her house where her physically challenged mother was alone during her husband’s absence. The cops have launched a hunt to nab the accused after the victim’s father filed a case.