Chandigarh, September 16
police today arrested three brothers on charges of gangraping a 16-year-old girl living in their neighbourhood in Nehru Colony.

One of the accused, Nitin, claimed that he had an affair with the girl and she had gone with him on her own, the police said.

According to the police, the victim alleged that she was repeatedly gangraped by the three at an undisclosed destination in Panchkula before being dumped near her house late last night.

She brought the matter to the notice of her maternal grandparents, to whom she had come a few days ago in search of work. The girl hails from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Police station-36 SHO Devinder Sharma said they registered a case on the victim’s complaint against the accused -- Nitin, Sonu and Monu --and arrested them in the afternoon. Nitin was a safai karamchari.

Narrating the incident to mediapersons at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, the victim’s uncle, Ranbir Singh, said the girl reached home last night and narrated the incident.

He said she had gone to Phase VII, Mohali, along with her grandfather for work on September 10. On her way home, Nitin, travelling in an autorickshaw along with his brothers, offered to drop her at her house. However, they took her to Panchkula and raped her.

They dropped her near her house around 10 pm. Her family then took her to the police post in Sector 61 to report the matter.

However, head constable Jasbir Singh told them to go to the Mohali police, which in turn asked them to go to the Chandigarh police.

Fed up with the police attitude, they returned home. The victim complained of uneasiness around 3 am and was taken to the GMSH.

Her medical examination confirmed rape and the matter was reported to the police. The police, however, denied allegation of inaction levelled by the victim’s family.

Source: Tribune News Service