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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT | By IANS

Rapes of four minors reported in a day in UP

To take a stock of the law and order situation, the state's new director general of police, Devraj Nagar, has called a meeting of all senior police officers in the state capital Lucknow April 27


Rapes of four minors reported in a day in UP (© Reuters)

Lucknow: At least four minors have been reported raped in various parts of Uttar Pradesh in a single day, police said today.

As the national spotlight swivels to cases of child sexual abuse following the brutal rape of a five-year-old in New Delhi, prompting massive protests, Uttar Pradesh reported four cases - two from Pratapgarh district, one from Siddharthanagar district and another from Sitapur district. In the first case in Pratapgarh, a madrassa teacher and his accomplice were arrested for raping a 15-year-old student for two days. They were arrested after the girl's father filed a complaint with the local police.

In the second case, another teacher was arrested in the district for allegedly raping his 11-year-old relative. On Monday evening, a minor girl was found dumped in the Pathra area of Siddharthanagar district. She later told police that two youths raped her in Aligarh town for three days. In Sitapur district, a Dalit minor girl was abducted, repeatedly raped at gunpoint and then dumped in a village. Based on a complaint by the girl's father, her attacker has been arrested, a police official told IANS.

The day earlier, on Sunday, three motorcycle-borne youths raped a girl in Gadhmukteshwar town of Ghaziabad district, adjoining the national capital, while she was returning from a friend's house. The attackers are yet to be arrested.

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