A 14-year-old girl was gang raped twice in two days by two different groups of men who are now under arrest in India, police say.
The teenager left her home in Chhindwara, in Madhya Pradesh state, on the evening of July 6 when she met 22-year-old Mohit Bharadwaj.
Bharadwaj persuaded the girl to ride with him on a motorbike to the home of Rahul Bhonde, 24, where both men allegedly raped her.
The men kept her at the property overnight before releasing her the following day.
But after being let go the girl was picked up by a gang of three more men – identified as Bunty Bhalavi, 23, Ankit Raghuvanshi,25 and Amit Vishwakarma, 21.
Those men took her back to the same house where she was raped for a second time and held for another night.
The girl’s parents had earlier contacted police when she failed to return home and officers eventually found her in a ‘disoriented state’ on July 8.
When officers were told what had happened they formed a task force to hunt for the men, who have now been arrested.
The five are currently in jail charged with gang rape, intimidation, kidnapping, wrongful imprisonment and child sex offences.
Investigations are continuing, Chhindwara’s police superintendent said.