20/10/2015 10:14 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Two People Arrested For Alleged Abduction And Rape Of Minor Girl

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MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 21: Bombay Catholic Sabha and Alumni of Convent of Jesus & Mary took out a peach candle light vigil to condemn gangrape of a 70-year-old Nun on March 14 in West Bengal, on March 21, 2015 in Mumbai, India. According to authorities at the local convent in Ranaghat sub-division of the district, a gang of seven to eight dacoits broke into the convent around 12:30am. When the missionaries in the convent tried to resist them, they tied up one person and raped the nun, who teaches at a school adjacent to the convent, in front of her. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

JALANDHAR -- 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 today after they were arrested by the police yesterday.

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."

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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