A 14-year-old tribal girl was allegedly gangraped by three youths, with one of the accused filming the act on his cellphone in Adilabad district of Telangana, police said today.
The victim, an agricultural worker, was with a male acquaintance in his auto-rickshaw and travelling towards Chinna Rajura village on the outskirts of Asifabad town in Adilabad around three months back, when the accused M Raju, Syed Mathin, and Ranjith R, (all aged between 23 and 27) stopped the auto and committed the crime.
"Raju and his two friends beat up the girl and one Mallesh (auto-driver), and drove him away from the place. The trio took the girl forcibly into the nearby bushes and allegedly raped her taking turns," said Asifabad Police Station Sub-Inspector Sateesh Kumar based on the complaint lodged by the victim.
Raju also took a video of the crime and he and his fellow accused later threatened to kill the victim if the matter was disclosed to anyone, the SI said.
The victim, who did not inform about the offence earlier to anyone out of fear of the accused, finally told her parents and community elders about it and filed a complaint on Saturday, the police officer said.
Following the complaint, a case under section 376 (D) of IPC and relevant sections of POCSO Act was registered.
The girl has been sent for medical examination. The three accused have been taken into custody and are being questioned, police said, adding that a probe is on.