Class 8 student ‘gang-raped’ by classmates in school

Incident left the girl in shock and she shared her ordeal with her family members, says police official


News Desk December 04, 2022
the girl and the accused are students of class 8. PHOTO: FILE

Two boys in India's Mumbai allegedly raped their 13-year-old classmate inside the classroom in a school, NDTV reported.

"The girl was sexually assaulted by her two classmates, when their fellow classmates stepped out of the classroom for dance practice. The two accused indulged in the crime by taking advantage of the situation," a police official said.

The incident took place on Monday, he said, adding that the girl and the accused are students of class 8.

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"The incident left the girl in shock and she shared her ordeal with her family members, who immediately filed a complaint against the accused," the official added.

Based on the complaint, the police registered a case against the boys under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 376 DA (gang-rape of a woman under sixteen years of age) and under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, he added.

The accused were produced in a juvenile court, which sent them to the juvenile detention centre in south Mumbai. Further investigation is being carried out, said the police.

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