16-year-old Indian girl allegedly gang raped

Nov. 4, 2013 at 8:15 AM

MUMBAI, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Police in Mumbai said they were searching for six men accused of gang-raping a 16-year-old girl after asking her to take part in Diwali puja Hindu celebrations.

The men allegedly asked the girl to participate in the celebrations Friday, though instead of taking her home afterwards, they took her to a secluded spot and raped her, India's Zee News reported Monday.

The men allegedly gave the girl a drugged soda that caused her lose consciousness, the newspaper said.

All six men, who were in their 20s, were known to the alleged victim, and a criminal complaint was filed at Dindoshi Police Station. Police said the men all have criminal histories and were on the run after the incident.

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