A 12-year-old girl was held captive and allegedly raped by two minors at a village in Sagar district.
The girl was rescued on Sunday night and one of the accused was arrested.
According to Bahariya police, the girl – a resident of a village in Mohali -- had gone to the house of one of the accused for some domestic work on Saturday evening.
“Both the accused, aged 14 years, had kidnapped the girl, a student of class VI, on Saturday evening and confined her to an abandoned public toilet near the village, where they repeatedly raped her,” District Superintendent of Police (SP) Sachin Atulkar said.
When she was returning, the accused forcefully took her to an unused toilet situated at some distance from the house and tied the girl’s hands, legs and gagged her mouth. Later, the suspect and his cousin allegedly raped her.
The girl was kept captive for the whole night and the next day. The victim’s family members launched a search for her.
On Sunday evening, some villagers heard the girl’s cry and informed the police. Police recovered the girl and arrested one of the accused.
The other accused has been reported to be at large. Police have registered a case and launched investigations.