- 2 teens allegedly gang-raped by six men in Gujarat's Dahod
- Accused told girls' father, it was part of revenge against latter's son
- 5 arrested in connection with the incident, 1 still absconding
Five men have been arrested and a sixth rapist is on the run, a police officer said. Seven more people who played a role in kidnapping the girls are also missing.
He said one of the men arrested, a man called Kumat Baria, had been named in a police complaint by the brother of the girls for selling liquor to him, which is prohibited in Gujarat.
On Wednesday morning, the police said, Baria and his accomplices, about 13 men, drove up on motorcycles and an SUV at the village shop that the father runs. They allegedly dragged the girls and the father into the SUV, and drove away.
The Dahod police said a case of gang-rape and abduction has been registered and also a case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, a special law enacted in 2012 to protect children from sexual offenders.
Gujarat has been a dry state, right from the 1960s when the state was carved out of Mumbai. It had continued with the prohibition policy, emulated later by some other states including Nagaland and Bihar.
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