Two fresh cases of rape in UP

Lucknow: In two fresh cases of rape in UP, a Dalit girl and a mentally challenged 14-year-old teenager were sexually assaulted in Hathras and Barabanki districts.

In Hathras, parents of a teenager lodged a complaint with police that the girl was raped by her uncle Kishori on June 24 following which an FIR was registered on Saturday.

The police have arrested the accused.

In Barabanki, an 11-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Dewa area, police said today.

The victim was dragged by a youth to a secluded place and raped while she was returning home in Ibrahimpur Khurd village last night, they said.

The accused Shiv Kumar has been arrested, police said. Uttar Pradesh has witnessed a spate of rape incidents this month.