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2 minors among 4 held in Delhi gang-rape case

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New Delhi: Two of the four youth held for allegedly gang-raping two girls were minors and have been sent to a juvenile remand home, police said on Friday.

“Two accused are minors,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Vikramjit Singh told IANS.

“The other two accused have been identified as Shivam and Nitesh, both aged 19 years and residents of Aman Vihar,” Singh added.

Police had arrested four youth out of the five accused on Thursday on charge of gang-raping a young woman and a 17-year-old girl in Aman Vihar area of outer Delhi.

The alleged incident took place around 6 p.m. on Wednesday in a park when the two victims — aged 17 and 18 — were sitting there with two male friends.

According to police, the four youth tried to whisk the women away, but when their male companions objected, the accused beat them up.

The young woman and the girl were taken away at a nearby isolated spot by the accused and were gang-raped.

The victims narrated the ordeal to their parents, following which a case was registered on the basis of their statements.

Police is also looking for the fifth accused in the case.

–IANS

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