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15-year-old raped in UP’s Jaunpur, accused on the run

The incident occurred when the girl was returning home after buying medicines from a local market.

india Updated: Oct 18, 2020, 12:24 IST
HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Gupta
HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Gupta
Varanasi
UP Police have been criticised over their handling of rape cases after the Hathras gang rape-murder case.
UP Police have been criticised over their handling of rape cases after the Hathras gang rape-murder case. (HT File)

A 15-year-old teenager was allegedly raped by two men in a paddy field outside a village in Sikarara area of eastern Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Jaunpur district on Friday evening.

The accused are on the run, police said.

The incident occurred when the girl was returning home after buying medicines from a local market.

“Her family members have informed that the youths caught her while she was returning home from a medical store, which is located on the outskirts of the village,” a police officer said.

She later told her parents, who filed a complaint with the local police station.

Angad Prasad Tiwari, station house officer (SHO) of the police station, said a first information report (FIR) has been filed under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.

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