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Teenage girl raped in railway coach in Katni; two held

Press Trust of India  |  Katni (MP) 

A 15-year-old tribal girl was allegedly raped by two men in an empty railway at railway station, police said today.

The accused, identified as (26) and (27), have been arrested, a said.

According to police, the teenager was "sold" to for Rs 25,000 by her maternal aunt.

station assistant sub-inspector said the girl was living with her aunt in Sidhi town following a tiff with her mother.

"came in contact with the girl's maternal aunt who sold the victim to him at Rs 25,000 on July 5. Shivam had promised to marry the teenager," he said.

Trivedi said Shivam took the girl to Garhakota town in district.

"However, when the girl realised that he was not going to marry her, she insisted to go back to Sidhi. During this period, Shivam raped her on multiple occasions," the ASI said.

While returning to Sidhi, Shivam sought help of his friend at

"raped the girl in a vacant at railway station yesterday," Trivedi said, adding that police arrested both the accused from the on a tip-off.

Police are looking for the maternal aunt of the girl and another relative.

The accused duo were booked under various sections of the IPC, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 21:40 IST