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Minor girl gang-raped in UP’s Muzaffarnagar

Seven-year-old girl gang-raped in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnager district, two arrested
A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two men in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district, on Saturday

PTI   |   Muzaffarnagar   |   Published 12.12.20, 08:25 PM

A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two men in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district, on Saturday, said police.

The minor had gone missing for some hours, after which her family began searching for her. She was found in an unconscious state on the roof of a nearby house in the village under Budhana police station limits on Friday evening, they said. She was also bleeding.

A case has been registered against the two men under Indian Penal Code Section 376D (gang rape) and the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Circle Officer (CO) Girija Shanker Tripathi told PTI. The two accused were arrested, the CO said.

In his police complaint, the minor's father alleged that the accused took her to a nearby house and raped her. He said they left her on the roof of the house in an unconscious state. The family members rushed her to hospital, the girl's father stated.

Earlier this week, on December 7, another seven-year-old girl had been gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur area. The accused in this case had lured the minor child with a chocolate towards a tubewell, where he raped the child.

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