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Two Army troopers held for raping teenager in Pune

Last updated on: April 09, 2010 19:23 IST

A teenaged girl has been allegedly raped by two army jawans when she went to a remote spot in Pune to meet her boyfriend, a week after a married women was gangraped by three people in the city suburb.

The jawans, who allegedly beat her boyfriend and committed the crime on Wednesday night, were arrested this morning and remanded to police custody till April 15.

The 19-year-old girl was allegedly raped when she had gone to meet her boyfriend at a remote spot near a military ground in Sangvi area, Deputy Commissioner of Police Mahesh Patil said.

Her boyfriend, who was to see her at the spot as per a rendezvous arranged between them, was late in reaching there as he ran out of fuel and dragged his motorcycle along the road, she said in the complaint filed at Sangvi police station.

As the girl walked towards the boy, the two accused beat up her boyfriend, took away ignition key of the bike and later allegedly raped her in the adjacent ground, Patil said.

She, later, filed a complaint following which the police identified the accused and arrested them on Friday morning, he said.

The accused, Rajneesh Kumar of Mirzapur in UP and Sumendersingh of Rajasthan, were later produced before a court which remanded them to police custody till April 15.

The latest episode came close on the heels of the alleged gangrape of a 25-year-old married woman here last Friday at Hinjewadi, a Pune suburb.

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