Two teenage girls gang-raped and hanged in India

Published on: 30 May 2014
Two teenage girls gang-raped and hanged in India

Villagers woke up to find the bodies of the two teenagers hanging from a mango tree.

Five people allegedly raped two teenage girls and then hanged them on a tree in a village of Uttar Pradesh, northern state of India, on Thursday, police said.

The two girls who are cousins went missing from their village hone in Budaun district on Tuesday evening. They are from so-called low-caste Dalit community aged just 14 and 15.

The next morning, villagers woke up to find the bodies of the two teenagers hanging from a mango tree.

Police said they already have arrested on of the suspects and are looking for the other four.

The victim's families accused the local police refused to take any action when they first reported missing. Later they took the bodies to a nearby highway and blocked the road to protest.