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Two minor girls gangraped in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district

RAIPUR: Two minor girls were gangraped by four youths at Gharghoda region of Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh. Police have arrested three of the accused while one was at large.

The incident took place on Tuesday at Dheram village of Raigarh when two minor girls who went to a village fare were returning early morning at around 4 am along with their cousins.

Police said that four youths saw them and started following them till a kilometre. Suddenly they attacked on the survivors’ cousins and chased them away. Later, they dragged the girls to nearby forests and gang raped them taking turns.

The incident came to the fore when cousins informed the family and police and the girls were rescued.

Raigarh police quoted accused names as Rajendra Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, Raju Sahu and Karan Rathiya, who is at large. A case under Section 323, 506 and 376 was registered against four accused along with Sections of ST/SC Act.