Two arrested for gang-raping minor in Lucknow

Lucknow, Jan 11 (IANS) Two men were arrested Friday on charges of gang-raping a 15-year-old girl in the city's outskirts, police said.

The gang-rape took place in Purauni Juduyyakheda in Banthra Tuesday when neighbours of the victim gagged her and took her at an isolated place.

The assailants have been identified as Ramsher and Tulsiram and both of them were heavily drunk when they raped the girl.

The girl's father, a farmer, had lodged a complaint with police, who allegedly tried to hush up the matter but filed a complaint when he reached the police station with a group of villagers.

A medical examination of the victim has been conducted and both the accused have been arrested, a police official told IANS.