The city police on Thursday arrested four persons, including three juveniles on charges of kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old-girl from Bhavaninagar in the Old City.

The person arrested along with the three juveniles has been identified as Mohammed Salman (20), an autorickshaw driver of Fatehdarwaza.

Joint Commissioner of Police K. Shiva Prasad told reporters here on Thursday that the girl went to Chandrayangutta after her 17-year-old boyfriend requested her to meet him. Accompanied by another friend, he took her to a place near Pahadisharif where they violated the girl and dropped her in the evening at Chandrayangutta. The girl then approached another boy at Chandrayangutta junction and sought his help, but he too took her to another house at Fatehdarwaza and raped her, Mr. Prasad said.

The ordeal of the minor girl, who was raped by her boyfriend and two others continued, when the third among the accused introduced the girl to his friend Salman, an auto-rickshaw driver, and left her at Fatehdarwaza. Salman promised to marry her and kept her at the same house. He later violated her for three days before leaving the girl near her house in Bhavaninagar on Tuesday and fled. The girl narrated the incident to her parents after which they approached the police and lodged a complaint. The police registered a case under Nirbhaya Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and arrested the autorickshaw driver and the three juveniles. The police said the girl’s parents initially lodged a missing complaint with the police after she failed to return home since Saturday.

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