KEY POINTS

  • The incident happened Friday night
  • The police registered a case against the four suspects Saturday
  • The case was registered on charges of gang rape, house trespass, criminal intimidation and sexual assault of a minor
  • The police have arrested three suspects

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped Friday night by four teens who forced their way into her house. The girl's younger brother, who was with her at the time, was reportedly held at gunpoint by the suspects. 

The unidentified teenager, from Muzaffarnagar, a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, was sexually assaulted while her parents were away at a family function, reported The Times of India. The suspects, who were her neighbors, knew that the victim and her 12-year-old brother were alone at the house, police said.

On Friday night, one of the suspects jumped onto the roof of the house and entered the victim's room while she was asleep. He then opened the house's door for three of his friends, police said. 

The armed suspects kept the girl's brother at gunpoint and sexually assaulted the girl in front of the young boy. They also allegedly recorded a video of the assault and threatened to publish the video if she happened to report the incident to the police.

"The moment they entered, they held my son at gunpoint, threatening to kill him if he raised an alarm,” the victim's parent said in a criminal complaint, according to the outlet.

After the assault, the teen girl fell unconscious and the victim's brother informed the parents about the incident. Based on the parents' complaint, the police registered a case against the four suspects on charges of gang rape, house trespass, criminal intimidation and sexual assault of a minor Saturday.

"We have held three of the four named accused and raids are underway to nab the remaining one,” Atul Srivastav, Superintendent of Police, said, as reported by Hindustan Times

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Last week, a 14-year-old girl in India was allegedly gang-raped and impregnated by her lover and his friends. The teen girl from Pollachi, a city in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, was reportedly raped by six suspects, including her boyfriend. An investigation revealed that the girl's boyfriend used to boast about his sexual encounters with the victim to his friends. Threatening to publicize this, his friends, who were the victim's neighbors, started sexually abusing her when she was alone at her home.