Five Men Arrested For Raping 17-Year-Old At Gunpoint In Jharkhand: Police

The girl was out with a male friend in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur on Tuesday when the accused kidnapped them at gunpoint and then raped the girl, the police said.

Five Men Arrested For Raping 17-Year-Old At Gunpoint In Jharkhand: Police

A country-made pistol and two live cartridges were also recovered from the accused. (Representational)

Jamshedpur:

Five people have been arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur, the police said today.

The girl was in the Bagbera area of the city with a male friend on Tuesday when the accused kidnapped them at gunpoint and took them to Kaliadih Gaushala, Senior Superintendent of Police Tamil Vanan said.

The accused tied up her friend there and raped the girl, the official added.

Among those arrested is a minor who has been sent to a juvenile home, while the others were sent to jail, he said.

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The accused have been identified as Shankar Tiu, Roshan Kujur, Suraj Patro and Sunny Soren, the official said.

A country-made pistol and two live cartridges were also recovered from them, he said.

"Soon after the incident, the police registered a case and started investigating it. The girl had initially said that she was kidnapped while she was returning from dance class. However, it was found (to be) wrong during the investigation," Mr Vanan said.