Lohardaga (Jharkhand): Two minor girls were allegedly raped by 11 men in the Lohardaga district of Jharkhand seeking help from a friend after the motorcycle they were travelling on developed snag near the Hirhi Railway bridge here.
All the 11 accused were arrested after a police team conducted raids in the Hirhi Harra Toli locality, following a case was registered at Sadar police station on the basis of the statement of the girls, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ashish Kumar Mahli told a press conference on Sunday.
The accused, all aged between 18 and 28 years, had raped the girls on August 16 taking them to an isolated place while they were on their way somewhere with their neighbour, police said.
On the fateful day, the victims were going to the Hirhi Harra Toli area along with their neighbour. One of the girls called a friend of hers for help when the motorcycle they were travelling on broke down.
However, her friend played a villain and instead of sending help, the man allegedly sent his 11 friends to the location who beat up the accompanying neighbour and took the girls to an isolated place where they allegedly took turns to rape the girls.