Firozabad/Mahrajganj/Etah: At least four rape cases have been reported in the state since Thursday in separate incidents, including one involving a minor girl.
Among the four victims are three teenagers including two sisters and a six-year-old girl in Firozabad.
The minor girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Fariha area in Firozabad yesterday when she was playing near her house and one Umesh of the same village took her away with him and later raped her, police said.
The family members came to know about the incident when the girl reached home in a bad condition.
They later registered a complaint and an FIR has been lodged in this regard at the Fariha police station, Circle officer Shailendra Bhardwaj said, adding a manhunt has been launched to nab the accused.
In another incident in Etah, two teenaged sisters were allegedly gangraped by three persons in Siyapur village under Bagvala police station area yesterday, they said.
All three accused have been arrested, they said, adding further investigations were going on.
The victims, aged 14 and 15 years, had gone for some work and while they were returning home they were gangraped by Rajpal, Mahipal and Sanjay, police said.
In separate incident in Mahrajganj district, a teenage girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Nautanwa area yesterday evening.
The incident had taken place when the 13-year-old girl was alone in her house and her neighbour Mazhar (20) forcibly entered there and raped her, they said.
The police later arrested the accused and lodged an FIR against him. The probe in on in the matter.