Teenager Kidnapped, Gangraped In Bengaluru Lodge; 4 Held

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A teenage girl was kidnapped and raped by four men for ten days at a lodge in Bengaluru. The police have rescued the girl and arrested the four men.

“We have arrested all the four accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for kidnapping and gang-raping the teenage girl for ten days,” deputy commissioner of police (Whitefield) Abdul Ahad told PTI.

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Three of the accused were friends, and the fourth one was the 55-year-old lodge operator. The suspect had made friends with the girl and had taken her to the lodge. Two of them had met her at Whitefield station and had said that they were friends with her classmates

The girl’s father had filed a missing complaint for her. She remained in captivity for ten days. After she was found, the girl underwent a series of medical tests.

We are tired of the number of stories about rape we hear daily.

A few days ago, a 19-year-old college girl in Bhopal had been tied up under a bridge and raped by four men, who took breaks for tea and gutka before returning to assault her repeatedly.

Shocking stats

Karnataka was the top ranked state in terms of least number of rapes in 2001. But rapes have more than doubled by 2015. The number of rapes reported each year in Delhi has more than tripled over the years 2011 to 2016.

Delhi registered an increase of 277% from 572 in 2011 to 2,155 in 2016, according to data released recently by the Delhi Police. Only one in four rape cases leads to conviction, according to India Spend. Delhi reported 2,155 cases of rape in 2016, one of the highest in the country, according to police data. According to the 2015 National Crime Records Bureau, there were 2,210 rapes in Delhi, 712 in Mumbai and 112 in Bengaluru.

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