VARANASI: A was allegedly gang-raped by five boys, who are also minors, at a village in Revati police station area of . The police arrested two boys on Sunday, while other accused are on the run.

According to reports, the incident took place on August 1 when the girl had gone to the field in the evening. Five boys of the same village allegedly caught her on the point of knife and took away to a nearby bush and raped her.

The accused also filmed the incident in their mobile phone and threatened her of dire consequences if she opens her mouth. Out of terror the rape survivor remained silent for many days, but she narrated the ordeal to her parents when one of the accused pressured her for sexual favour on Saturday. He threatened her to make the video viral on social media when she refused.

The girl’s parents lodged an FIR on Sunday against the five accused including Tufani, Gopal, Shivji, Nepali and Mukesh. The police said that the accused have been booked under sections 376 D (gang rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC, 13&14 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act, 3&4 POCSO Act, and 67 of IT Act. Two of them Gopal and Mukesh were apprehend, and raids were being conducted to nab other accused.

In another incident eight youths attempted sexual assault on two minor sisters at a village in Nagra police station area in Ballia district on Saturday evening. An FIR was lodged against one Prince and seven others. The accused are absconding.

According to reports, the accused started teasing the girls when they had gone to the field in the evening. The accused beat the two girls badly when they objected to their bid. One of the girl sustained fracture in her hand due to assault.

The matter was reported to police by the girl’s parents. The accused were booked under sections 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC and 7&8 POCSO Act. A manhunt has been launched to nab the accused.
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