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Two arrested, juvenile detained for gangrape of minor girls in Rajasthan

The father of one of the girls alleged that the accused raped her and posted her obscene pictures on social media.

jaipur Updated: May 24, 2017 20:18 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Rape cases across India are on the rise with even erstwhile safe metros such as Bangalore and Kolkata reporting violent crimes against women. Raj K Raj/HT Photo(HT Photo)

The Sikar police on Wednesday arrested two people and detained a juvenile delinquent for allegedly gangraping two minor girls. Another accused is absconding, the police said.

“The complainant has alleged that the men befriended one of the girls about seven months ago. After a while, they made acquaintance with another one of her friends,” said Surendra Saini, station house officer, Danta Ramgarh police station. The police said that both the girls are minors and are aged 16 and 14 respectively.

The officials added that the girls would regularly meet the accused till their families came to know about it. “The father of one of the girls alleged that the accused raped her and posted her obscene pictures on social media. A case was registered on May 19,” said Saini.

Police said that the accused have been identified as Roshan Khan, Shakeel and Saddam. The minor accused has been sent to a children’s home after being detained.

“The accused have been booked under section 376D (gangrape), 354 (outraging the modesty of a woman) and sections of the Information Technology Act. One of the accused is absconding and we have initiated a search for him,” said Saini.

The police said that the family members of the girls have also alleged that the accused wanted to forcefully convert them. However, one of the police officials investigating the case, who did not want to be named, said, “Preliminary investigation suggests that nothing of this sort happened. The family members mentioned love jihad as one of the motives in the FIR after being advised by certain fundamentalist social organisations.”

Kushal Singh, circle officer, Neem Ka Thana said that medical tests of the girls have been done.

“We are investigating the case and further details will come up as the probe progresses,” said Singh.

First Published: May 24, 2017 20:18 IST