AGRA: Two minor dalit sisters were raped allegedly by two men from a neighbouring village in UP’s Mainpuri district on Friday evening.
An FIR has been registered against the men and one of them has been arrested.
Vinod Kumar, station house officer of Danhaar police station, said the survivors — a 17-year-old Class IX student and her 16-year-old cousin — had gone to an agricultural field on Friday around 5 pm, when the two men, identified as Guarav Shakya, 21, and Saurabh Shakya, 20, allegedly grabbed them and dragged them deep into the vegetation.
The girls told police that Saurabh raped the older girl while Gaurav tried to force himself on the other one. As the girls screamed for help, attracting the attention of people nearby, the duo tried to flee. Locals caught Saurabh and handed him over to police. An FIR was lodged against the duo under
IPC section 376 (rape) , provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and SC/ST Act at Danhaar police station.
SHO Kumar said a hunt is on to nab Gaurav. Saurabh was remanded to judicial custody on Saturday. Medical examinations of both girls have been done and the report is awaited. Further investigations are on, he added.
Notably, in July, a 16-year-old was also allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by three men for three days and was left in an unconscious state in Mainpuri’s Bichwa area.