The alleged rape of a girl by four young men from wealthy families in the Gulf state of Veracruz has rocked Mexico, prompting people to take to the streets to protest the case's handling.

The girl was leaving a disco in January 2015 in Boca del Rio when she was forced into a vehicle by college students Enrique Capitaine, Jorge Cotaita, Diego Cruz and Gerardo Rodriguez, who took her to a house and allegedly raped her.

The girl did not file a criminal complaint with authorities until May 2015 due to the trauma she experienced.

The victim's father worked out a deal with the families of the assailants under which the young men apologized on video for their actions, agreed to stay away from the girl and went to counseling.

The hackers group Anonymous posted the video on the Internet last week, showing three of the young men, with just two of them apologizing.

Rougier, the private Catholic school attended by the girl and alma mater of three of the college students, discussed the case at a meeting with parents in April 2015, making the case public.

In a letter published in the press this month, the girl's father called on the Veracruz Attorney General's Office and Gov. Javier Duarte to prosecute the four young men.

Dozens of people took to the streets of the port city of Veracruz on Monday to demand that the college students, who belong to a group called "Los Porkys de Costa de Oro" (The Porkys from the Gold Coast) made up of privileged sons of politicians and business leaders, be punished.

Los Porkys members, who live in different parts of the state, have been involved in other crimes, including the killing of a 15-year-old boy at a party in 2001, media reports said. EFE