India, May 8 -- The Madhya Pradesh police have arrested five people in connection with the gang rape of a class 10 girl student in Shahdol district, officials said.

Police said that the accused were arrested from different areas in Umaria and Rewa districts in the wee hours on Wednesday.

The action was taken based on the complaint filed by the family members of the 15-year-old girl on Monday night, said police.

According to the complaint, police said, the accused gang-raped her when she was with her friend on Monday night and also shot an obscene video of the minor with her male friend and threatened her with dire consequences.

Following the complaint, police swung into action and, within 36 hours of the incident, arrested five accuse...