Two minor girls raped in Pune, one dies in hospital

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Pune: A 12-year-old girl, who was raped along with another minor girl by two youths in Pune’s Kasarsai area, died while undergoing treatment at the hospital on Wednesday night.

The incident occurred in Kasarsai area, 10 km from Hinjewadi on Sunday afternoon. The matter came to light after one of the victims was rushed to the hospital following severe weakness.

According to sources, the deceased girl and another rape survivor both residents of the same locality went to a local temple near their home on Sunday afternoon when the two accused persons lured the girls by offering them chocolates and took them to an isolated place where they allegedly raped them.

The accused persons threatened the girls with dire consequences if they revealed the incident to anyone.

Later, they reached home and did not inform the incident to their parents. However, one of them complained of pain and weakness following which her parents rushed her to a hospital, where doctors found out that she was traumatised.

The doctors then alerted the matter to the police, who approached the girl’s family in the hospital on Tuesday.

During interrogation, it was revealed that the girls were allegedly raped and were threatened with dire consequences. Police have arrested the accused duo and took them into custody.

A case has been registered under relevant Sections of the IPC and the Protection of Children from the Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) act against the accused youths, said the police.

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