Two sisters gang-raped by four men at gunpoint

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NATIONAL | June 13, 2019 (PTI):

Two minor sisters were allegedly raped by four men at gunpoint on Tuesday evening, police said.

According to a complaint, the sisters aged 13 and 15 years were gang-raped at a village in Uttar Pradesh by the four men while they went to look for their mother near a sugarcane field, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Alok Sharma said Wednesday.

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The four men allegedly threatened to shoot the girls if they cried for help or revealed the incident. They have been booked and efforts are underway to nab the accused, Sharma said.

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A number of incidents of rape of minors have been reported in Uttar Pradesh in recent weeks, prompting Chief Minister Adityanath to issue a slew of directions including asking the police to intensify foot patrolling in rural areas.