Manali (HP): Three Nepalese men working as truck drivers were on Thursday arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 30-year-old US national in Manali on Monday.
    
The accused were arrested in the wee hours and the tipper used by them for perpetrating the crime has been seized, police said.
    
The arrested persons identified as Arjun (22), Lakki (24) and Som Bahadur (24) are from Nepal, Superintendent of Police, Kullu, Vinod Dhawan said.
        
While two of the accused were arrested from Patlikuhal near Manali, the third accused was arrested from Mandi.
    
A team of forensic experts has collected some vital clues from the tipper allegedly used for the crime and sent these to Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) for further examination.
    
The accused would be produced before a magistrate for remand and later produced before the victim for identification.
    
The victim was raped on Monday night allegedly by the occupants of the tipper, who offered her a lift back to Manali from Vashisth where she had gone to visit some friends. The medical examination of the victim had confirmed rape.

(Agencies)

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