Police arrested two youths studying hotel management in a private institute for allegedly raping a 16-year-old school girl after befriending her on Facebook.
Birat Thakur and Subham Pandey were nabbed on Saturday from a government housing complex in the city’s northern fringes of Jagaddal in North 24 Parganas district.
According to police, Birat befriended the girl, who is a Class 10 student at a government school in Salt Lake area in Bidhannagar in October.
After befriending her on Facebook, Birat requested the girl to meet him several times. On November 30, she agreed to meet him at a cafeteria in Bidhannagar and he requested her to spend the afternoon with him.
“The girl hired an auto-rickshaw for Bidhannagar railway station and from there, they went to the government housing complex in Jagaddal where Thakur’s friend Subham stays. Pandey was alone in his flat and both of them allegedly raped her,” said a police officer.