17-yr-old girl gang-raped by classmates at friend’s birthday party in Telangana

A 17-year-old student was allegedly raped by four of her classmates in a house in Khammam city where she had gone to attend a common friend’s birthday party, police said.

The accused also allegedly videographed the act.

The girl, a degree student of a private college, lodged a complaint on Monday at Khammam III Town police station accusing her four classmates, all major, of raping her two days ago at the house she had visited to attend the birthday bash, police said.

 According to a police officer, the girl said the entire incident was filmed and she was threatened to not disclose the matter to anyone.

“After the girl lodged the complaint, a case on the charge of gang rape under the IPC (Indian Penal Code) and relevant sections of the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act was registered,” the official told PTI over phone.

Asked if anyone was taken into custody or was being questioned, the official declined to comment saying the matter is under investigation.