VARANASI: A six-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by two youths of her village when she was returning from a flag hoisting ceremony on Independence Day in ‘s Sukhpura area. A case was lodged in this connection on Saturday. Another minor girl was held captive and was sexually assaulted by her neighbour in Gadwar area of the same district on Saturday night.

The six-year-old was returning from a flag hoisting ceremony in her village on August 15 when a village muscleman‘s son Anuj Kumar Singh and his accomplice took her to an orchard and allegedly gang-raped her. The child somehow reached home and narrated the ordeal to her parents.

Due to the terror of the muscleman, her parents initially avoided lodging a police complaint but approached cops after her condition deteriorated on Saturday. Sukhpura Police registered an FIR under section 376D () of IPC and 3/4 (penetrative sexual assault) of POCSO Act.

Meanwhile, a minor girl was abducted and sexually assaulted by a fellow villager in Gadwar area late on Saturday.

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