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17-year-old girl gang-raped in Gujarat; five arrested

A teenager was allegedly gang-raped by four boys at a city hotel, police said on Saturday.

The 17-year-old girl filed the complaint yesterday alleging that she was gang-raped by her boyfriend and three of his friends while two others helped them in the act, police inspector of Maninagar Police Station AG Gohil said.

“We have arrested five persons in the case so far while the sixth accused is absconding,” Gohil said.

The girl reportedly went missing on July 26 after which her father lodged a complaint of abduction with Maninagar Police Station, he said.

Yesterday, the girl reached our police station and said that her boyfriend had lured her to go with him, police said.

“As per the girl’s complaint the boy took her to a hotel in Kagdapith area of the city and raped her. She also alleged that later he called up his five friends to the hotel where three of them raped her and two others helped them,” Gohil said narrating girl’s complaint.

Police swung into action after receiving the complaint of the girl and arrested five persons overnight, he said.