Baallia: A minor girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia. According to reports, the 15-year-old girl was rescued on October 2 from a bus stand.

Police have arrested the accused identified as Asif. The SHO said that the girl was kidnapped on Wednesday by Asif and raped.

Police registered a case based on the complaint of the victim's father.

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Similarly, an 8-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 20-year-old man in a village in Jiyanpur area of the Azamgarh district.

The accused took the girl with him from her home telling her mother that she could bathe in his house, police said, quoting from the complaint lodged by the girl's mother.

The girl is undergoing medical treatment. A report has been lodged against the accused and efforts are on to catch him. The accused will be taken into custody soon, police assured.