Teenage girl gangraped by four youths in Vasai; two held

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A 17-year-old girl from Vasai in the district was allegedly gang-raped by four youths, police said.

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Two of the accused have been arrested and hunt is on to trace two others, police added.

“The incident occurred on July 6 evening after the four accused forcibly took the girl to a lodge in Vajreshwari in the neighbouring Thane district,” Inspector Mahesh Patil of Waliv police station under Vasai division said.

At the lodge they forced her to consume beer and later took turns to rape her, police said, adding, “After the crime, they dropped the girl at her house at about 11.00 PM. One of the accused was known to her and was her friend.”

Police have charged the accused under sections 376(d) (gangrape), 363 (kidnapping), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc) of the IPC and also sections 4,6,8 and 12 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, police said.