MUMBAI (Web Desk) – Four schoolboys in Indian city of Mumbai have been arrested for gang-raping their classmate, recording a video and then circulating it on WhatsApp.
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All five are Class 10 students of a school in Malad in the western suburbs of Mumbai. The boys were sent to a correctional home after being produced before a juvenile court, the NDTV reported on Friday.
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On November 8, one of the boys allegedly called the 15-year-old girl to his home, pretending that he needed help with his studies. The three others were present when the girl reached his place. The boys allegedly took turns to rape the girl and recorded a mobile phone video.
According to the Mumbai police, the boys and the girl live in the same residential area.
After raping the girl, the boys allegedly threatened to circulate the video if she complained to anyone. The girl, who lives with her aunt, did not mention it to anyone out of fear.
But one of the boys allegedly went ahead circulated the video on the messenger service WhatsApp.
The clip somehow reached the mobile phone of the girl’s aunt, who spoke to the girl and got her to reveal what had happened. A case of gang rape has been registered and the stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act has also been used against the accused boys.