Three minor girls including two cousin sisters were raped in separate incidents in Churhat of Sidhi district, about 670 kilometres north-east of Bhopal, on Monday night.The three accused were arrested on Tuesday.
According to the police, the cousins, residents of Badhoura village, were raped by two youngsters of the same village.The accused are Kamalesh Rawat, 18, and Gulab Kol, 19.The victims were reported missing on Monday evening.Later, they were found at Sada village.
They told the police that they were going to their aunt’s place at Sada village near Churhat town afoot when Kamalesh Rawat and Gulab Kol met them and told them that they were also going to Sada village.On the way, both the accused forcibly took the victims into bushes near Duara village and raped them.
However, the girls told the police that they had not informed their parents about their going to their aunt’s place.When they informed their parents about the incident, the parents took them to Churhat police station and registered a complaint.
Mohammed Azad, police station incharge, said, “Medical examination of both the girls has been conducted and the accused would be presented in the court on Wednesday.”
In another incident, a girl, 17, was raped by Shankar Gadariya, 20, at Hardiha village near Churhat town.The police said both the victim and the accused were working on Kamleshwar Singh Baghel’s field.On Monday afternoon, Gadariya took the victim to a secluded place and raped her.Later, she narrated her ordeal to her parents.