In a shocking turn of events, a 14-year-old tribal girl in Chhattisgarh’s Kawardha district allegedly cooked up a gang-rape story to save herself from being scolded by her parents for coming back home late.
As per reports, on Sunday evening, November 22, the teenage girl left her home, saying she was going to meet a friend. When she did not return home late at night, her family members began a frantic search for her.
Around 11:30 pm, they were on the way to the local police station to file a missing complaint, but the girl returned home. She told the family members that four unidentified men gang-raped her when she was with a male friend.
Following this, police were informed and a case was registered. Police formed seven teams to trace the unidentified suspects, but no headway was made for two-three days. Police sensed that the girl and her male friend, also a minor, were giving contradictory accounts of the incident.
The boy has been detained under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act as he was sexually involved with the minor girl.