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Two men allegedly rape 15-year-old girl in moving car in Haryana

One of the accused and the girl came to know each other through Facebook, after which they met near a temple.

india Updated: Aug 02, 2018 11:58 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Yamunanagar
Rape,Minor's rape,15-YEAR-OLD
The two accused pushed the girl in the car and took turns to rape her. (File photo)

Two men allegedly raped a 15-year-old Dalit girl in a moving car in Yamunanagar in Haryana, police said on Wednesday.

Acting on a complaint lodged by the minor’s mother on Tuesday, a case was registered against Praveen, 37, and his friend.

In her complaint, the woman said her daughter was in trauma since the incident. She said the two men had also threatened her daughter not to disclose the incident to anyone, saying they would eliminate her family.

Praveen and the girl met each other through social networking site Facebook, after which Praveen started putting pressure on the girl to meet him, the police said.

On July 26, he called the minor near Lal Dwara temple, where he along with his friend was waiting in a car, they said.

When the girl arrived, the accused pushed her inside the car and took turns to rape her in the moving vehicle, the police said. The two men later left the girl in a park near her house.

Praveen was arrested on Wednesday while his friend is yet to be arrested, the police said.

The accused have been booked under relevant sections of the IPC and the provisions of the POCSO Act and the SC/ST Act, they said.

First Published: Aug 01, 2018 19:50 IST