Badaun: Two minor girls, both cousins, were allegedly kidnapped and gangraped at gunpoint by five persons in Jareef Nagar area in Badaun, almost a year after a similar incident in the district had stirred Uttar Pradesh and opposition had attacked the government over law and order.
The accused, two of them brothers, held the girls captive at gunpoint when they had ventured out of home for some work last night, senior superintendent of police Saumitra Yadav said on Wednesday, adding the girls were gangraped by them.
The accused were later nabbed by the villagers when the victims raised an alarm and handed over to police, the police officer said.
"A case has been lodged and the girls were sent for medical examination," the SSP said. Their medical examination report is awaited, he said.
Last year, two cousins, aged 14 and 15, went missing from their house on the night of May 27 and their bodies were found hanging from a tree in the village in Ushait area the next day.
They were allegedly raped and hanged with a tree. However, later, CBI in its probe said that the girls were neither murdered nor raped and had committed suicide. The case is sub judice.