Teen Jailed for Role in Gang Rape, Attempted Murder

Police have arrested a 16-year-old girl suspected of luring her 14-year-old friend to a group of four men who then raped and beat the girl, putting her in a coma for three weeks, an official said Sunday.

Srey Soda, deputy chief of the Kompong Chhnang provincial police’s serious crimes bureau, said the girl had been charged by the provincial court and imprisoned, although he did not know the exact charges.

“The investigating judge questioned and decided to send her to pretrial detention on [Saturday] evening,” he said.

On Thursday, police detained and questioned the teenager along with two men they suspected of being involved in the rape and beating, which occurred on September 21.

The men were released that day. The victim informed her parents of the incident after she woke from the coma on October 15, and they filed a complaint with police four days later.

Investigating Judge Teng Ratana declined to comment on the case.

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