12-year-old gang-raped in Vrindavan hotel

12-year-old gang-raped in Vrindavan hotel

A 12-year-old girl was rescued by the Delhi police after she was reportedly gangraped and abandoned on a Delhi-bound train. Reuters file photo

A 12-year-old girl was purportedly raped by three men in a hotel in Vrindavan and subsequently abandoned on a Delhi-bound train, police said on Monday.

She was rescued by the Delhi police.

The incident occurred on May 11, the police said, adding that the hotel fell under the jurisdiction of Kotwali police station.

"An FIR under section 376 (rape) of the IPC and sections 3 and 5 of Pocso Act has been filed against the accused," Deputy Superintendent of Police Rakesh Kumar said.

Two of the accused were identified as Sanjay of Sakraya village and Laxman, while efforts were on to ascertain the identity of the third accused, the police said.

No arrest has been made so far, Kumar said, adding that the girl was sent for a medical examination on Monday.

The victim was given some narcotics by the accused, who then took turns to rape her in the hotel, the FIR said.

She was then abandoned in a Delhi-bound train, it added.

The Delhi police, after rescuing her, informed her family members about her whereabouts.

According to social activist and the head of the Kanakdhara Foundation, Laxmi Gautam, the family members of the girl contacted her on May 12, after the police refused to lodge an FIR.

"An FIR could have been registered at about 11.30 PM on May 12. However, the girl was not sent for a medical examination on Sunday," she said.