Minor girl raped by two men in West Godavari

Rajamahendravaram: A 17-year-old minor girl was allegedly raped by two men in Palakolu of West Godavari district, police said on Tuesday.

The victim, along with her friend, was returning to her house in Palakollu on a two-wheeler on Monday night after visiting the Laxminarayana temple, said Palakollu Circle Inspector B Krishna Kumar. When the girls came near the Ayyappa Swamy temple, two men forcefully stopped the two-wheeler and took the victim with them, added Kumar.

The duo took the girl to an isolated placed and allegedly raped her. They brought the girl back to the place from where she was picked up and fled from the spot, the officer said.

The girl informed her parents after which a complaint was lodged. A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012 was registered, he said, adding a probe was on.

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