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Eight-year-old girl gang-raped in MP, 2 minors detained

At the hospital, the eight-year-old girl confided in the nurses about what happened with her. After that, police were informed about it. Her medical examination confirmed that she had been sexually assaulted, police said.

Eight-year-old girl gang-raped in MP, 2 minors detained
An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two minor boys at a village in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh, police said Wednesday.(AP File Photo)

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two minor boys at a village in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh, police said Wednesday.

The incident occurred under the jurisdiction of Sarai police station on Tuesday and the two minor accused were detained Wednesday, police said. “The girl had gone to bathe at a water body in the village when the two boys sexually assaulted her. On reaching home, she complained about health problems, after which her parents took her to the district hospital,” superintendent of police Abhijeet Ranjan said.

At the hospital, she confided in the nurses about what happened with her. After that, police were informed about it. Her medical examination confirmed that she had been sexually assaulted, police said.

“A search was conducted and the two boys, aged 14 and 15 years, were detained,” he said, adding that they have been charged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Ranjan said.

First Published: Jun 12, 2019 23:56 IST

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