Two minor girls raped in Sundergarh

Sundergarh: Two minor girls were allegedly raped by two youths in a forest under Chandiposh police limits in the district on Thursday. The incident came to light yesterday after the minors lodged a complaint at the police station.

According to sources, the two rape survivors from Chandiposh village were lured by two youths from the same village to go with them to a nearby area on the pretext of watching ‘Jatra’ on the evening of December 27.

Subsequently, the accused raped the girls and held them captive inside a house in the forest.

When the girls didn’t return to their homes, their family members started looking for them and got to know that the two accused were also missing from the village.

Meanwhile, sensing trouble, the youths released the girls who returned to their houses and filed a complaint on December 28, sources said.

A police investigation is currently underway.