11/12/2017 10:12 AM IST | Updated 11/12/2017 10:19 AM IST

Teen Cancer Survivor Raped By Three Men Within A Span Of Few Hours Near Lucknow


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In a horrific case of violence against a minor, a 15-year-old survivor of blood cancer was raped twice in a span of two hours by three men in the the outskirts of Lucknow.

The police told Hindustan Times that on Saturday that the girl was first raped by her neighbour and his friend, then by a man who she sought help from after being raped.

Reports suggest that the passerby has been arrested by the police, while the other two accused are still on the run.

The incident took place when the girl stepped out to by groceries.

The Indian Express quoted a police officer as saying, "While the girl, a patient of initial stage blood cancer, was on her way, an acquaintance told her he would drop her to the market on his bike. But instead of the market, he took her to an abandoned puliya (small bridge), where he and one of his friends allegedly raped her and left her on the roadside."

When the girl tried to get help from the third accused, identified as Virendra Yadav of Banthara, instead of dropping her home he raped her and left her on the roadside.

The Hindustan Times report says that the residents of the area spotted the girl and informed the police after which her parents were informed.

The Times of India reports that girls father lodged a complaint at the Sarojininagar police station on Sunday.

The report said that the other two accused, named by the girl, are Shubham and Sumit.

Reports suggest that the girl has gone through medical check ups and is also going to be sent for counselling.

The Indian Express report said an FIR has been registered under Section 376-D (gang rape) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 5G/6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.