Four minor boys aged around 10 to 11 years allegedly raped a six-year-old girl several times over the past year in a village in Punjab, police informed on Monday.
Police said that three of the four had been detained in connection with the case after the victim’s family lodged a complaint.
The girl had recently opened up to her family and narrated the incident following which, the family lodged an FIR at the Sadar police station.
The four accused had been booked on Sunday evening under relevant provisions of the law including the POSCO Act.
Kamlesh Kumari, the investigating officer in the case said that all the four suspects had allegedly raped the girl multiple times over the past year.
The police official said that three of the accused, who had been detained, were sent to the juvenile home, while another suspect aged around 14 years is yet to be caught.
Further investigation in the matter is underway and police are on the lookout for the fourth culprit, the official added.