On the day when the country was observing the fifth death anniversary of Jyoti Singh, another girl faced the same heinous crime as the Nirbhaya gangrape victim. Three men allegedly gangraped the 16-year-old girl in northwest Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh on Saturday (Dec 16). The teen only ‘crime’ was that she was sitting with a male friend in a park near the Haiderpur slums.

The three men who came to the park picked a fight with the male friend. When the girl, a domestic help, tried to stop the fight, the men raped her. They also threatened her to stay quiet about the incident or she will have to face ‘dire consequences’, said the Delhi Police.

“She was sitting with her male friend in a park near the slums around 6.30 pm when the men entered the park and overpowered them,” Delhi Police spokesperson Madhur Verma said, Indian Express reported.

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The three men also snatched her phone and took it away with them, which they switched off later, the girl told the police.

“We are in process of collecting CCTV footage from the area to make a breakthrough in the case. Since the victim is a minor, we have registered a case under POCSO” – Delhi Police

After the incident, the girl went back home and told her mother about it, said police sources. Her family then went to the Shalimar Bagh police station to file a complaint.

“Teams under the deputy commissioner of police (Northwest) are trying to apprehend the accused,” Delhi Police PRO Madhur Verma said, Asianage reported.

They added, “We are in process of collecting CCTV footage from the area to make a breakthrough in the case. Since the victim is a minor, we have registered a case under POCSO.”

The Northwest district police have formed teams to investigate the case.

“The girl has been counselled and police teams are on the lookout for the accused persons,” a police officer said.

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