A minor gang-rape victim allegedly attempted suicide by consuming poison at her residence on Saturday, the police said.

The 14-year-old girl’s condition is critical and she has been put on ventilator support, they said.

According to the police, the minor was kidnapped in a car from Dholka town in the district and raped by two persons on December 6. Her family registered a first information report on December 14.

“The girl had been complaining to her father of acute stomach pain for the past two days. Unable to bear it any longer, she mixed pesticide with water and drank it early morning today [on Saturday]. She was immediately taken to a private hospital in the village before being brought to V.S. Hospital in city,” Dholka Police Inspector B.D. Thakkar told journalists here.

“Her condition is critical because she is physically very weak,” Mr. Thakkar said.

Meanwhile, a search is on to trace the accused who are on the run since the incident, the officer said, adding information has been passed on to police stations in the neighbouring villages. — PTI