A couple of days after a 13-year-old girl registered a case with the Faridabad police alleging that she had been abducted and gangraped on two occasions last month, police have arrested one of the accused.
The arrest took place on Monday morning, and the accused, according to the police, is a 19-year-old man, who lived in a house opposite to the victim's.
The first gangrape incident took place on November 11
According to the complaint filed with the police, the first gangrape incident took place on November 11.
The 13-year-old was allegedly abducted by three men, and taken to an isolated spot in a three-wheeler.
The men then took turns in raping her.
She was subsequently dropped back to her residence, and the men had silenced her by threatening to kill her.
The second incident took place on November 30
The second incident took place on the night of November 30, when another neighbor of the victim - the only one to be involved in both cases - abducted her from her house around midnight.
The accused entered her room through the window using a ladder, gagged her, and took her down to a "white car" where another man was waiting.
The duo then took her to an isolated spot, raped her, and dropped her back around 5am.
The girl filed the complaint on Saturday
Following the two horrific incidents, the girl mustered the courage to confide in her family, who approached the police.
Subsequently, the girl filed a complaint with the police on Saturday, and a case has been registered against the accused under IPC Sections 363 (kidnapping), 506 (criminal intimidation), 450 (house trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment for life), and under the POCSO Act.
The arrested man is a friend of the main accused
Acting on the complaint and the description provided by the girl, the police arrested the 19-year-old.
It's reported that the accused, who was involved in the November 11 gangrape, was uneducated and is the son of a laborer.
He had been living in a rented house opposite to the victim's, and was unemployed.
He is also a friend of the main accused, who was involved in both cases.
Raids are currently being conducted to nab the other accused
"Raids are being conducted to nab the main accused as well as the others involved in the crime. We hope to arrest them soon as well," Sube Singh, PRO of Faridabad police told IE.