Jharkhand, Aug 20: Two minor girls who were stranded on the Hirhi Railway bridge in Jharkhand’s Lohardaga district and called a friend for help were raped by at least 11 men. The 11 accused aged between 18 to 28 years raped the girls on August 16 while they were on their way to the Hirhi Harra Toli area along with their neighbour.

The police have arrested all the 11 accused after conducting raids in the Hirhi Harra Toli locality. Lohardaga Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ashish Kumar Mahli confirmed the incident. The case was registered against the accused at the Sadar police station.

According to the police, the men took turns to rape the two girls after taking them to an isolated place. They also beat their neighbour and drove him away. The accused even snatched the mobile phones of the minor victims.

The case is being probed by Sub-Divisional Police Officer Arvind Kumar Verma and DSP Mahli. Lohardaga Superintendent of Police Priyadarshi Alok formed this task force to investigate this particular case.