Gujarat Police arrested three persons for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl. According to reports, the minor was raped multiple times over a year, while the victim's mother who allegedly abetted the crime is absconding.  The accused are identified as Shanti Dhandhukiya (46), Babubhai Sartanpara (43) and Chandresh Sartanpara (32).

The incident took place in Bhutiya village in Palitana taluk.

An FIR was lodged on Saturday (December 7), an official said, adding that the victim was 12 years old.

"The victim's father filed a case alleging three men repeatedly raped his daughter over a year and that his wife had abetted the crime. The victim has told us that her father used to be fed something due to which he would pass out, after which the accused would rape her," he added.

Even before the nationwide public outrage over the gang rape and murder of a woman veterinarian in Hyderabad could subside, this similar crime has come to light.