Indore: Two girls were allegedly gang raped by a group of 16 men including a son of a BJP MLC in Betma near Indore. The victims, in their FIR, have also alleged that an MMS has been shot by the accused.

“The two girls lodged an FIR on Saturday and were threatened of death by the accused” a police official of Betma police station said.

“The main accused Vishal Bharti, son of a BJP’s local MLC, along with his four friends has been arrested while the other 12 are absconding. The further investigation in the case is in propress,” Additional SP, Padmavilochan Shukla said.

According to the victims, “Javed, one of the co-accused, who used to visit victim’s place sometimes, took both the girls on his bike on February 10 and took them to a farm where he along with his 15 friends raped both the teenagers.”  

As per the section 376, a case has been registered against Vishal Bharti and his friends named—Javed, Chetan Kumar, Dilip, Vikram Makwana, Golu Vagh, Ashu Vagh, Gopal Panchal, Sanju, Ravi, Tipu, Rajendra Dhami, Shantilal and Poonamchand.