Jharkhand Police have arrested 16 youths for the gang rape of a tribal girl on September 6 night.

“Total 16 youths have been arrested. Seven gang raped the girl and the rest were present at the incident site and helped in the crime,” Dumka Police told reporters on Friday. The arrested youths are between 18 and 24 years.

The girl along with her boyfriend was travelling on a bike in second capital Dumka on September 6 evening. A group of youths intercepted them. The youths snatched their mobile and demanded Rs 5,000 from them. When they were denied the money they took the girl to a nearby place a called more youths to join them and gang raped her.

The girl was admitted in Dumka hospital for treatment. She remained unconscious for more than 12 hours. Dumka police set up a team and arrested the youths within 48 hours of the incident.