TNN / Updated: Dec 15, 2020, 10:32 IST
Police said the girls had gone to a field to collect chana saag (green gram) around 3 pm when the rapists identified as Mumtaz Ansari (20) and Aamir Hassan (19) came there and forcibly took them to a forest near Purgara village. They then raped the girls and held them hostage for six hours. When the girls reached their home, they narrated their ordeal to their parents who filed a police complaint at about 11 pm.
Ranka police station officer-in-charge Pankaj Kumar Tiwari said, “Based on a written complaint filed by the survivors’ parents, police swung into action and arrested both the accused from their homes on the same night. They have confessed their crime to us.”
He added, “We filed a case against them under the Pocso Act and produced the accused to a local court which forwarded them to jail. The girls were sent to Garhwa sadar hospital for a medical examination.”
The incident happened five after a tribal woman was gang-raped by three persons at Durjan village under Ramkanda police station of Ranka sub-division. Police had also arrested the three culprits and forwarded them to jail.