A 14-year-old cancer patient was allegedly raped twice in Lucknow on Saturday. She was first gang-raped by her neighbour and his friend and then by a commuter who was supposed to be helping her reach home after the incident. Only one of the accused has been arrested, the other two are still at large. According to Indian Express, the minor returned home at 3 am on Sunday, immediately after which her father filed an FIR with the police.
Reports from a police officer state that the girl had left her house at 4.30 pm to buy groceries. On her way, an acquaintance offered her a ride to the market but instead of dropping her at the market he took her to an abandoned bridge where he and a friend of his raped her and left her on the road. Around 11 pm when the girl was attempting to return home, a Virendra Yadav (38) who was passing by offered to take her home, after she accepted he took the girl to the roadside and raped her.
The series of events have been confirmed by circle officer (CO) Lal Pratap Singh from Sarojini Nagar. A spokesperson at the Sarojini Nagar station said that an FIR has been filed against all three of the accused under IPC section 376-D (gang rape) and section 5G/6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.