Keonjhar: Police on Wednesday arrested two dumper drivers for allegedly raping a minor girl inside a forest near Daribahal under Bamabari police limits on Tuesday night.
The arrested duo, identified as Abinash Laguri and Kalia Lohar of Azad Basti of Joda area, have been forwarded to court.
On the other hand, the victim has been sent to a short stay home after medical examination.
According to police, the victim had gone to visit her kin on Tuesday. On her way back house in the evening, the two accused offered to drop her in the village. However, instead of taking her to the village, they stopped the dumper near a forest at Daribahal and took her inside the forest, where she was gang-raped. When the girl lost conscious, they dumped her near a crusher unit at Bansapani, before fleeing the area.
After regaining conscious, the girl managed to reach home and narrated her ordeal, following which family members lodged a complaint with police.
Acting on the complaint, police arrested the two accused.