A 19-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a gang of four persons in Ajjampura police station limits in Chikmagalur district on June 23. The victim filed a complaint on Friday night.

According to Ajjampura police, the girl was allegedly raped by four persons identified as Yuvaraj, Madhu, Upendra Naik and Annappa Naik. The crime was committed when the victim was working on the farmland on June 23. All the four accused are residents of the village that the victim also belongs to. According to the victim, she was threatened of dire consequences if she told anybody about the incident. But the accused spoke to some people in the village about the crime they had committed. The word spread and the girl’s parents also came to know of it. When asked, she narrated the incident to them and then lodged a complaint with the police on Friday night.

The police said that they had taken into custody Upendra Naik and Annappa Naik, and the search is on for the other two accused.