Kalahandi: A young girl was gang-raped allegedly at knife-point by few miscreants in Junagarh area of Kalahandi district. A video of the same incident has also gone viral.
The matter came to light after the video of the offensive act surfaced on social media platforms. From the video, it is being assumed that the incident took place somewhere in Jaringa forest near NH-26.
Though the exact date on which the incident occurred was initially unknown, according to a complaint registered with police today, it is stated that the crime took place on September 14.
As per reports, the victim who was travelling with her male friend on a motorcycle was intercepted by four to five miscreants near the forest area. Besides, threatening the couple, the accused persons also took turns to rape the girl. In the meanwhile, one of the offenders recorded the entire act on his mobile phone.
The identities of the accused persons remain unknown as they hid their faces with handkerchiefs.
Local police have initiated a probe into the case and launched a manhunt to nab the culprits, sources said, adding that the victim’s male friend has been detained by the police for questioning.