Despite police presence at the Jhansi college in Uttar Pradesh, the teenager was robbed and filmed by the accused when the civil services exam was underway, The Hindustan Times reported.
In her complaint to police, the Class 10 student alleged that she was forcibly taken into a hostel room in the campus by a group of college students. She told police the college studnets robbed her of Rs 2,000 and one of them outraged her modesty while others filmed her, the report added.
The teenager alleged that the college students even threatened her to leak video on the internet if she spoke about the incident to anyone.
The presence of the teenager inside the college campus is, meanwhile, being investigated by police. The 17-year-old told police that she was forcibly taken inside the campus when she was meeting a friend in front of the gate. She told police the gate was unguarded.
Jhansi SSP Dinesh Kumar P said eight students were arrested in connection with the incident. Further investigations were on, the SSP said.
“Some police personnel heard the cries of the girl and took her to the Sipri Bazaar police station where she narrated her ordeal to the police. She identified one of the accused as Bharat,” the SSP was quoted as saying by the daily.
Police have registered an FIR under various Sections 376D (charge convict with gang rape), 395 (dacoity), 386 (extortion), 323 (causing hurt) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code and section 66D of the IT Act and Section 3/4 of POCSO Act.
As per the report, the arrested have been identified as Rohit Saini, Bharat Kushwaha, Shailendra Nath Pathak, Mayank Shivhare, Vipin Tiwari, Monu Parya, Dharmendra Sen and Sanjay Kushwaha.
As per the principal of the college, the accused were second-year students. The principal added that the institute was cooperating with the police in establishing the identity of other students involved in the incident.
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