Girls, 14 and 15, are dragged to a forest and raped by eight men in India

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Girls, 14 and 15, are dragged to a forest and raped by eight men for hours, until they passed out after going out to celebrate Holi in India

  • Two girls aged 14 and 15 were raped while celebrating Holi in India
  • They were dragged by a group of eight men to a forest near Khowai, Tripura
  • All eight were arrested after the girls’ families filed a report with the police

Eight men have been arrested in India after two girls aged 14 and 15 were dragged into a forest and raped by a group.

The two girls, who were friends, were celebrating Holi, the Festival of Love, in Khowai, Tripura, and reportedly knew the group of men from the area.

The group of men, aged between 19 and 22, and the two girls had gone out on Monday to celebrate the festival together, but did not return home in the evening, the Times of India reports.

Eight men have been arrested in India after two girls aged 14 and 15 were dragged into a forest and raped while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Love, in Khowai, Tripura.  photo: File photo of protesters in India protesting in support of rape victims in 2018

Eight men have been arrested in India after two girls aged 14 and 15 were dragged into a forest and raped while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Love, in Khowai, Tripura. photo: File photo of protesters in India protesting in support of rape victims in 2018

Their families did not contact the police when the girls did not return home on Monday evening.

Instead, the eight men took the girls to a nearby forest and raped them until they passed out.

The victims did not return home until Tuesday morning and suffered injuries.

The two girls were hospitalized, where they are still being treated for their injuries.

Their families did not contact the police when the girls did not return home on Monday evening.  Instead, the eight men took the girls to a nearby forest and raped them.  Pictured: A general overview of Khowai, Tripura, India

Their families did not contact the police when the girls did not return home on Monday evening.  Instead, the eight men took the girls to a nearby forest and raped them.  Pictured: A general overview of Khowai, Tripura, India

Their families did not contact the police when the girls did not return home on Monday evening. Instead, the eight men took the girls to a nearby forest and raped them. Pictured: A general overview of Khowai, Tripura, India

After explaining what had happened to them, the girls’ parents contacted the police, leading to the arrests of Bimal Debbarma, Soyel Debbarma, Michael Debbarma, Nishit Debbarma, Biresh Debbarma, Jagu Debbarma, Bikash Debbarma and Hrishit Debbarma.

A police officer said of the incident: “The suspect took the girls to a forest and raped them all night long. When they passed out, the men left believing they were dead. ‘

The eight men accused of gang rape will appear before a magistrate on Wednesday.

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