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Lucknow: Six-year-old girl gang-raped by four minors, one held

In a shocking incident, a six-year-old daughter of a slum dweller was gang-raped allegedly by four minor boys staying in her neighbourhood.

lucknow Updated: Jun 04, 2018 14:47 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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The girl’s mother stated that the boys allegedly kidnapped her daughter when she was sleeping.(HT Photo)

In a shocking incident, a six-year-old daughter of a slum dweller was gang-raped allegedly by four minor boys staying in her neighbourhood in Indira Nagar police area late on Saturday night, police said. The police have taken a 14-year-old boy in custody after registering an FIR in this connection. Efforts are on to nab other culprits who were not found at their houses.

Inspector, Indira Nagar police station, Mukul Prakash Verma said the girl was sent for a medical examination. He said the girl’s condition was stated to be out of danger and that she was undergoing treatment in a hospital.

The inspector said the FIR under Sections 376-D (gang rape), 342 (illegal confinement) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC was lodged against the four boys on the complaint of the girl’s mother.

Verma further said the girl’s mother stated that the boys allegedly kidnapped her daughter when she was sleeping in the open outside her hut in Faridinagar locality and outraged her modesty at a secluded spot. He said the girl’s mother got alerted and started searching for her daughter when she incidentally woke up at around 2am and found her missing.

The inspector said some locals spotted the girl lying in a semi-unconscious state in bushes at around 250 metres from her house on Sunday morning. He further said the arrested boy, a son of a domestic help, stays along with her family in a rented accommodation at a little distance from the girl’s house. Verma said the remaining boys, all in 14-16 age group, also stay in the same vicinity. They were found missing from their houses when a police team went there, the inspector said. “A team has been formed to trace them,” he added.

First Published: Jun 04, 2018 14:47 IST