A GANG of young men have been arrested for kidnapping, raping and torturing a teenage girl for over a month.
The 17-year-old victim was reportedly kidnapped and taken to a house in the town of Olad Ayad, in the Moroccan province of Beni Melal.
There the gang reportedly burned the victim with cigarettes and inked insults and a swastika onto her skin with a homemade device.
Buchra Abdou, the founder of the Tahadi Association for Equality and Citizenship, told local media the victim was raped in turn by the gang of 13 young men.
The case was only reported to police after the victim was released by the suspects when she had been missing for a month.
Abdou said the case might have been reported sooner as rural villagers in Morocco are often scared of the police.
Eight suspects have been arrested while another five are being searched for, according to reports.
The Tahadi Association for Equality and Citizenship have said they will act as the civil defence for the victim.
Abdou said the association will also provide a psychologist for the victim as she suffered "one of the most savages acts I have seen in my entire life".
The investigation is ongoing and no motive has been provided for the crime.
Earlier this year a 14-year-old girl in India was kidnapped and gang raped twice by two groups of men within 48 hours.
She was allegedly persuaded to leave her house in Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, by Mohit Baradwaj, 22, on July 6.
He took her on a motorbike to the home of Rahul Bhonde, 24, where she was allegedly raped by the two men.
The unnamed child was held at the property overnight before being let go by the allegedly depraved attackers, according to reports.
But just as the teen thought the nightmare was over – in reality, it had only just begun.
After being released, the girl was abducted by three men identified in local media as Bunty Bhalavi, 23, Ankit Raghuvanshi, 25 and Amit Vishwakarma, 21.
The gang allegedly took the 14-year-old back to the SAME house where she had been raped the previous day.
She was then attacked again and held for another night.