Four arrested for teen gang rape in New Town
Four men were arrested for allegedly gang raping a 17-year-old girl in a field opposite the headquarters of the Border Security Force’s South Bengal Frontier in New Town on Friday night.
The girl had gone to the field — where youngsters gather to play games — with a friend. The four men, in their 20s, had been stalking them, police said. “Two men pinned the friend down and the other two took the girl behind some tall grass and raped her.” This was around 9.30pm, cops said.
A police patrol team heard the girl’s cries and rescued her. She was taken to the Eco Park police station where she lodged a complaint.
The four were later arrested on the basis of her complaint.
“The arrested men are unemployed and do odd jobs in their locality,” the police said.
All the four have been charged under various sections of the IPC, including 376D (gang rape), 342 (wrongful confinement), and Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. If proven guilty the men can be sent to jail for life.