An eight-year-old girl was raped by two of her neighbours, including a minor, who lured her away from her house to theirs on some pretext when her parents had gone to work.
Amritsar City Police have arrested one Goldy, 24, and a 15-year-old boy in this regard from Bhagtanwala area.
A case has been registered against the accused on the complaint of Rimpy, a resident of Anngarh, and mother of the girl, under Sections 376 (punishment for rape) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC and Section 4/6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
In the complaint lodged with the police, the mother of the victim claimed that she worked as a maid and her husband worked in a factory. She said that on September 17 at about 1 pm the accused took her daughter to the house of the 15-year-old accused when she was alone at home.
She alleged that both Goldy and the boy took turns raping her daughter and threatened to kill her in case she disclosed the matter. She said the fact came to light when her daughter complained of pain and was admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital.
Giving details, ACP central Amandeep Singh Brar said the two accused had been arrested from Bhagtanwala area where they were hiding. "Both are the next-door neighbours of the victim and had probably lured her away from her house when she was playing outside," he said, adding that a case had been registered against the two. Her medical examination would be conducted soon, he said.