Teen cancer patient raped twice at UP

A 15-year-old blood cancer survivor was raped twice on Saturday night in Lucknow’s Sarojini nagar, first by two youths and then by a passerby from whom she sought help. The minor managed to reach her home at around 3 am on Sunday, after which her father, who had been searching for her, filed a police complaint, and an FIR was lodged.

In her statement to the police, the girl said she left home around 9pm and met an acquaintance who took her to a secluded area, where he and his friend raped her. The teen then sought help from a commuter and got assaulted by him too.

The information was confirmed by Lal Pratap Singh, circle officer (CO), Sarojini Nagar. A police spokesperson said the FIR was registered under IPC section 376-D (gang rape) and section 5G/6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at the Sarojini Nagar police station.

The police have arrested the passerby, identified as Virendra Yadav of Banthara, and are on the lookout for the other two accused.