Karnataka Police has taken a total of 6 boys, all minors, into their custody for the gang-rape of a 17-year-old girl.
A media report quoted sources as saying that the minor gang-rape accused allegedly blackmailed the girl of making her private video viral in the Dharwad district.
A preliminary investigation into the case revealed that the girl was gang raped for over 3 months by the accused.
On Sunday, the parents of the girl filed a complaint with Shahar police station in Dharwad regarding the case.
The minors are being questioned after they were sent to a rehabilitation centre.
Police said the gang rape victim had relationships with one of the accused minors.
The other boys recorded a video when she was allegedly in a private moment with her boyfriend.
Later, the accused blackmailed the girl saying that they would make the video viral and continued to gang rape her.
They also shared the video and it went viral among their contacts.
The victim in her statement said that she was in love with a neighbourhood boy and had sexually assaulted her forcefully.
The girl said she did not reveal about her ordeal, blackmailing and sexual assault by the gang of minors fearing that her video would go viral on social media.
Karnataka Police is investigating the case.