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2 Men Arrested For Allegedly Abducting And Raping Minor; Cigarette Burns Found On Her Body

In another horrific rape case of a minor in UP, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and raped by two men from Maafi Chauraha which comes under Gola police station area of Gorakhpur, as per a TNN report.

The survivor is the daughter of a Dalit brick kiln worker. She was in a semi-conscious state and had cigarette burns on her body.

The family said the girl had gone out to fetch water from a hand pump from outside her house in Gola Than area when she was abducted from close to Maafi Chauraha around 8 pm on Sunday. The family alleged the two abductors came on a motorbike and forcibly took the girl away.

As soon as the neighbours informed the family about the incident, they informed the police. A manhunt was launched by the police and locals but the girl could not be traced till late at night.

Early in the morning, some locals informed police about a girl recovered in the semi-conscious state from bushes behind the Samya Mata Sthan in Dehribhar area. The girl’s clothes were dishevelled and her body bore visible burn marks made from cigarette butts.

The girl later revealed she was picked up by one Arjun and his associate and raped, tortured before being dumped where she was found in the wee hours of Monday.

The two accused were later identified and arrested by the police. SP South Gorakhpur VK Srivastava said a case of abduction and rape has been registered. Also, the accused will be booked under The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) since the rape survivor is a minor.

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