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Belagavi: Belagavi city is slowly turning into a crime capital if the way in which rapists and criminals are indulging in crimes fearlessly. Latest is the gangrape of a minor girl by a group of four persons from Kakti village. A 17-year-old minor girl who went on a date with her boyfriend to a hill near Kakti was gangraped by five men and was later blackmailed by the accused through extortion calls.

The group which attacked the boy and girl at Kakti at 6 pm on February 15, tied the boy to a tree and later gangraped the girl for more than four hours. Going a step further, one of the accused recorded the entire gangrape in his mobile phone. The accused made phone calls to both boy and girl repeatedly since February 15 demanding money and threatened them of exposing the video-clip in case they failed to pay up.

In a state of shock, the girl decided to inform her guardians about the incident unable to cope with extortion calls she was receiving from the rapists. On Monday, she lodged a complaint with Kakti police soon after which the police nabbed three of the accused from Kakti based on their phone numbers. According to police sources, the other two accused will be arrested any moment.

According to the police cases have been filed under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) on Monday against the arrested accused. All five accused are residents of Kakti village, located on Belagavi outskirts and the three taken into custody.