A 17-year-old girl who was allegedly gang-raped by three youth in Punjab’s Fazilka village has died on Sunday.
The class 11 student was allegedly kidnapped on October 25 while she was returning to her home from school. The three youth gang-raped and dumped her in the bushes.
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Jalalabad DSP Amarjit Singh said that the family did not inform the police and were treating the girl at home. It was only after someone from the village informed the police and action was taken. She died of excessive bleeding on October 28, Singh said.
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On the basis of the complaint, a case of murder and gangrape was registered against a minor youth and two unidentified persons.
The body has been sent for a postmortem, the DSP said. No arrests have been made so far, he said, adding investigations were underway.