UP At it Again: Minor Girl Gang-raped in Gorakhpur; Two Cops Suspended

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Senior police officers swung into action only after a video of the girl, relating to the incident went viral on the social media.

Team Clarion

GORAKHPUR — In another gruesome incident, a minor girl who works as a dancer in an orchestra group was gang-raped by a group of boys on Tuesday in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.

The victim, returning home after a programme in the night, was accosted by a group of boys on a motorbike who gagged her and dragged her into a house where they raped her by turns, according to IANS.

After the accused left the house, the girl came out and started screaming. The local residents gathered on the spot and someone recorded a video as she related the sequence of incidents, says the report.

The local people took her to the police station but when the police refused to lodge her FIR, one of them uploaded the video on the social media.

Senior police officers swung into action after a video of the girl, relating to the incident went viral on the social media.

Two police personnel have been suspended for not registering the FIR of a minor rape victim in Gorakhpur.

Finally, the SSP got the FIR registered against the accused under sections 346, 76 of IPC and POCSO Act.

The chowki in charge and a constable have been suspended. The girl has been sent for medical examination.

Further investigations were underway, said the Police and the accused would be arrested at the earliest.

(With agency inputs)

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