2 held in gang-rape case in Punjab

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Jalandhar, Oct 20: Two persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged abduction and rape of a minor girl, and sent in judicial custody for two days, police said.

The accused were produced before a local court on Monday after they were arrested by the police on the same day. According to the Assistant Commissioner of Police Mukesh Kumar, "Police arrested two persons, accused of raping a minor and were produced in the court today from where they were sent to jail."

2 held in gang-rape case in Punjab

The duo have been identified as Devender Singh and Manpreet, he said, adding that the accused, who are cousins, were nabbed from Paragpur area.

A video footage recorded by the CCTV cameras installed near the crime scene and statement given by the girl herself, led to the arrest of the two accused, the officer said.

According to police sources, preliminary investigation to into the case indicates possibility of an affair between Devender and the girl. Meanwhile, Devender has claimed his innocence, saying that he has been involved in a love affair with the girl for a long time. Police is interrogating the duo and investigation is on in the case.


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