Speaking to media, senior police official in Gorakhpur told that the police is still awaiting the medical report of the girl and said that only a doctor can confirm on whether the injuries on the girl’s body are from cigarette butts.
Police official Vipul Shrivastava released a video on Twitter and said two men have been arrested and are being charged with serious sections of the law, including rape and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The officials said “Both accused have been arrested. The main accused is a man named Arjun who lives in a village near the incident spot. His accomplice, Chotu, has also been arrested.”
“After raping her, the accused have inflicted burn injuries on her body with a cigarette,” the father of the girl told the media.
In a parallel development, Gorakhpur’s police chief Sunil Gupta was transferred on Sunday night, along with the police chiefs of six other UP districts.
On Saturday, a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in Lakhimpur Kheri district and her body found in a sugarcane field. Two men from her village have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Further investigation is going on.