Bhopal, Aug 20:  A pet dog came to the rescue of its owner, 14-year-old girl in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, when she was being who raped by two men, said reports on Monday. The dog managed to bite one of the accused, allowing the girl enough time to raise an alarm, said The accused were later arrested. It turns out that they are habitual offenders. (Also read: Three-year-old Kidnapped, Raped)

Moti Nagar police station Inspector In-charge Vipin Tamrakar told the portal that the incident occurred on the intervening night of August 18-19 but the victim reported the matter only on Sunday. He said on the night of the incident, the girl’s grandmother had asked her to get hay from an adjoining barn. While she was out, she was forcibly picked up by Reshu Ahirwar and his friend Puneet. Both of them, reportedly drunk, took her to a deserted place where Puneet covered her mouth so she wouldn’t shout out for help while Reshu forced himself on her. The girl’s pet dog then bit Puneet on his leg, forcing him to release his grip. The girl raised an alarm by shouting.

The girl’s family arrived but the accused managed to flee. The accused had recently been booked for alcohol smuggling and were out on bail, said the report. They have been arrested and booked for rape under POCSO. A medical examination of the victim has confirmed rape. Elsewhere, 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.