A 16-year-old girl was gang-raped in suburban Goregaon allegedly by four of her friends, police said on Monday.

According to the police, on Friday, six boys from Santosh Nagar area in Goregaon asked the girl, a class eight drop-out, to join them for Diwali celebrations. As she knew them, she went with them. The boys took her to an isolated place and offered her a spiked soft drink. When she lost consciousness, four of them, all in their 20s, took turns to rape her.

Only on Sunday did the girl narrate the ordeal to her grandmother, who immediately took her to the Dindoshi Police Station and registered a complaint.

Sensing that the girl would approach the police, all the accused escaped the area, police said, adding that several teams have been formed to nab them.

On Sunday, the victim was sent to Bhagwati Hospital where she underwent medical examinations. The reports will be ready soon, police said. — PTI