A 19-year-old college student, who was rewarded by the President after she topped the CBSE board exam, was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by a group of men in Haryana on Wednesday.
She was allegedly raped till she fell unconscious, and dumped at a bus stand.
The second-year student was on her way to a coaching centre near her village in Rewari when three young men, who came in a car, allegedly kidnapped her and dragged her to a field, where they raped her.
A few other men who were already at the field also took turns to rape her, the police said. The woman says all the men are from her village.
Her parents have alleged the police initially refused to take their complaint and file a First Information Report or FIR. They said they had been running from one police station to another, hoping to file a complaint, after the accused threatened them.
"My daughter was rewarded by Modi ji after she topped the CBSE board exams. Modi ji says 'beti padho, beti bacho', but how? I want justice for my daughter. Police have taken no action yet," the woman's mother told news agency ANI.
A police officer, however, claimed a "zero FIR" was filed against the accused based on the woman's complaint. A zero FIR is filed in a police station which is not in charge of the area where the crime took place, and can be transferred to the relevant police station.