Three youths were on Friday convicted by a district court here for abducting and gang-raping a minor girl in a moving car last year.

District Judge R.P. Dholariya found the three — Sahid Sayyed, Tariq Sayyed and Abu Bakar — guilty of abducting the 17-year-old girl while she was on her way to coaching classes and raping her in a moving car on June 12 last year.

The incident that shocked the city last year took place when the girl and her male friend were going for tuitions in the morning.

The three youth came in their car and forced the two inside the car, saying they were policemen. The duo were taken to a secluded location where the boy, also studying in Class 12, was tied up inside the car by the accused, who then raped the girl in turns.

The ordeal continued for more than two hours after which they were left them at the same spot from where they were abducted.

Two of the accused in the case, Sahid Sayyed and Tariq Sayyed, are cousins. While Sahid is son of circle inspector of Dholka town of Ahmedabad district, Tariq is the son of a police constable who is serving with the Surat city police.