May 18, 2021

Teenage girl raped, singed with cigarette butts by 2 men in Uttar Pradesh

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Lucknow, Aug. 17: A teenage girl was allegedly raped and singed with cigarette butts by two men in the Gola area of Gorakhpur district in Uttar Pradesh. The police have registered a case against one Arjun of Dehribhar village and an unidentified man on the basis of a written complaint from the survivor’s mother.

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Police said, the teenage girl of a brick kiln labor went to fetch water from a hand pump on Friday night, when the two accused forcibly took her to a hut near a pond in the village on a motorcycle and allegedly raped her. They also tortured the girl by inflicting burn injuries on her with cigarette butts and when she fell unconscious, fled the spot. The girl was found unconscious on Saturday and is currently undergoing treatment at the district hospital,.
A case of kidnapping, gang-rape under sections of the POCSO Act is registered against the two men on a complaint from the survivor’s mother. A hunt is on for the accused, SSP Sunil Kumar Gupta said.