Ghaziabad: Three youths who gangraped a 15-year-old girl in a moving car after offering her a lift were arrested late on Sunday, police said.
The assault occurred on Wednesday in Raj Nagar area, when the girl, a Class 10 student of an inter college, was on her way to her tuition classes, a police officer said on Monday.
She was offered a lift by her classmate Monu, who was in a car with two other youths. The girl initially refused, but later went along with the trio, who drove the car to a desolate area and took turns raping her in the moving vehicle.
The three fled after dumping her on Meerut Road.
The girl then reached home and told her parents about her ordeal.
"But they could not muster courage to lodge an FIR (first information report) against the students fearing loss of face," the police officer said.
However, the girl's mother lodged a complaint at the Kavi Nagar police station on Sunday.
"Prime facie, the medical examination confirms the rape but the slide has been sent for further advanced tests. Tomorrow (Tuesday), the girl would be produced before the court for her statement under section 164 of CrPC (criminal procedure code). In certain cases the rape is established even without supporting medical report... let's see what she speaks before the court," Circle Officer Dr. Rajiv Kumar Singh told IANS.
He added that the three youths - Nitin, Amit (both class 11 students of the same inter college) and Monu - were in custody.