A minor girl in India has complained of being raped by more than 100 people, including police personnel, over a period of two years.
The 16-year-old managed to escape to New Delhi last month and lodged a complaint, followed by registration of a case against 113 persons and arrest of a 26-year-old woman.
The case is believed to be linked with attempted rape and torture of a model who had escaped to the capital with the minor girl, earlier leading to arrest of four people.
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Those apprehended had been found to have links with a sex racket in the city, as per the case registered.
According to police, one of the accused, identified as Rohit Bhandari, lured the girl into getting her job at a beauty parlour to Pune in January 2014 but forced her into prostitution.
The man also raped and drugged the girl and made her engage in sex with multiple people, moving her to Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Bhopal.
The victim was later brought to Pune again and kept at a flat from where she escaped with the 24-year-old model and succeeded in reaching New Delhi.
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"The minor girl's medical test was conducted in Delhi. She has also given a statement before a metropolitan magistrate," said senior police inspector in-charge of Vimantal police station, Sanjay Kurundkar.
"We have arrested one accused, who has been remanded in police custody till April 22. We will move an application for custody of the four accused earlier arrested by Chandan Nagar police."
The article first appeared on The Times of India