Raipur: Three people have been arrested in connection with the gang-rape case of a minor girl in Pathalgaon of Jashpur district.
The girl was gang-raped by nine youths of Patrapali on Tuesday while she was returning home from her school. Pathalgaon police station in-charge Santlal Ayam said that the 17-year-old schoolgirl was returning home with her friend on the bike after the school got over. On the way, she went to Pathalgaon Patrapali Chhindbahri forest to roam and eat her lunch. Nine youths from the Patrapali area reached there. The accused first started assaulting the minor teenager and his partner and then tried to rape the girl. On protesting, both of them were beaten up badly. All escaped after the incident. The incident is reported to be around 3 pm on February 2.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Jashpur informed that police have arrested 3 accused of gang rape. Besides, the search is underway for the other 6 accused. 4 teams are searching for them. The status of the student is normal, she has been sent home.