| The crime against women continues as yet another case of gang rape has been reported from Mewat district in Haryana.
Following a complaint by an 18-year-old girl of Firozpur Jhirka, three boys of ward number 3 have been arrested for allegedly raping the girl for six months.
The accused are identified as Sonu alias Lalit (20), Rambeer (22) and Vasim Akram (21), residents of Firozpur Zhirka.
Sonu, who works with DHBVNL on daily wages, was known to the victim. Another accused Vasim Akram is a son of Sarpanch of Madapurs village in Mewat. He is an engineer while the third accused is Matric pass only, police said.
According to the complainant, the boys had recorded an MMS of her while molesting her some months ago.
She was raped for the first time on June 15 last year, when she was still a minor. After making the MMS clip they continued raping her and threatened her to make it public. The last time she was raped on December 24.
"The accused had blackmailed the victim. On December 26, one of them uploaded the MMS clip on internet.
An FIR has been lodged against three under section 376G, 506 and 66A, 67B of IT act. The accused have been arrested and will be produced in a city court on Monday," said Subhash Vashisth, DSP, Firozpur Zhirka.
The victim, according to sources, was avoiding filing a report fearing harassment by police and social taboo attached with it. It was the incident of Delhi gang rape which left her shattered and made her to speak about the whole episode.
"In many cases girls don't speak up and at times people blame police for it. I have asked all my policemen to ensure that not even a single case of crime against women gets ignored or any complaint is unheard. We would urge girls to speak up against all this to ensure that they are not harassed," said Sukbir singh, SP, Mewat.