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Minor girl ‘out to collect grass for cattle’ raped in UP’s Bijnor, one suspect arrested

The action came on a complaint filed by a resident of Seohara, who said his minor daughter was gang-raped on 19 June by the two accused, Munawwar and Faisal.

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Bijnor: Police in Bijnor district on Sunday arrested a man in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old girl, with officials saying a search is underway to nab a second accused.

The action came on a complaint filed by a resident of Seohara, who said his minor daughter was gang-raped by the two accused, Munawwar and Faisal, on June 19, Bijor Superintendent of Police Dharamveer Singh said.

According to the complainant, he and his daughter had gone to collect grass for their cattle on the day of the incident when they came across the accused, Singh said.

The accused duo apparently sent the complainant to fetch water for them, and while he was gone, they allegedly raped his daughter, the officer said.

A case was registered based on the complaint, and Munawwar was arrested, the SP said, adding further action in the matter is underway.

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Minor raped in Rajasthan too 

A 15-year-old tribal girl was allegedly abducted and raped by a man in R K Puram police station area here, police said on Sunday.

According to police, the girl was playing outside her house in a slum area here on Thursday when three men abducted her and took her to an isolated place near an over bridge in the area.

One of the three culprits raped the minor, while the other two stood guard, Circle Inspector Ramesh Kumar Sharma said.

The girl was found by her mother in an abandoned state near their house on Friday.

A case was registered under sections of the POCSO Act and the SC/ST Act on the basis of a complaint by the victim’s mother, Sharma said.

The three accused have been detained, he said.

The police on Saturday produced the girl before the Child Welfare Committee which sent her to a shelter home for her safety and security, CWC chairman Kaniz Fatima said.

The girl’s statement will be recorded before the magistrate on Monday, police added.

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