Amid the nationwide rage over Hathras gangrape, another case of rape was reported in Jhansi on Sunday. The police said a 17-year-old, who was a class 10 student, has alleged that a student of a Jhansi college raped her inside the campus when Uttar Pradesh provincial civil services (PCS) preliminary exam 2020 was underway.

In the complaint, the girl said a dozen of students forcibly took her inside the Jhansi college campus, where one of them raped her while others filmed the objectionable video. The boys threatened her that they will make the video viral and robbed Rs 2,000. She added that the accused boys thrashed the boy she had gone to meet.

The Jhansi Police have arrested eight students in connection with the incident and the girl has been sent for a medical examination.

“Some police personnel heard the cries of the girl and took her to the Sipri Bazaar police station where she narrated her ordeal to the police. She identified one of the accused as Bharat,” Dinesh Kumar P, senior superintendent of police (SSP), said.

“The police have registered an FIR under various Sections 376D [charge convict with gang rape], 395 [dacoity], 386 [extortion], 323 [causing hurt] and 120B [criminal conspiracy] of Indian Penal Code and section 66D of the IT Act and section 3/4 of POCSO Act in which Rohit Saini and Bharat Kushwaha were named. Apart from the named accused, the police have also arrested Shailendra Nath Pathak, Mayank Shivhare, Vipin Tiwari, Monu Parya, Dharmendra Sen and Sanjay Kushwaha,” he added.