Minor girl raped, forced to marry accused

Muzaffarnagar: A minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth at gunpoint in Bhokari village in the district, police said today.

The girl (14) had gone to fetch water on Thursday when the accused Isha dragged her to an isolated area and raped her at gunpoint, Superintendent of Police K B Singh said, adding that an FIR has been lodged in the case.

Later, after the intervention of community elders, the victim was forced to marry her tormentor, the SP said. The accused is on the run and further probe is on in the case, he said.