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On Sunday afternoon, a 17-year-old girl was stripped half-naked and brutally beaten up by two men when she was going to the Chauri Chaura police station in Gorakhpur to lodge a complaint against them for sexually harassing her, Police officials familiar to the incident confirmed on Monday.

The men and threatened her against filing a complaint against them. And when she was heading towards the police station they attacked her.

The men also beat up her father and sister-in-law when they tried to save the girl on their way to the Police Station.

The father of the girl was admitted to the district hospital with grave injuries.

Both the men have been arrested and sent to jail, circle officer Rachna Mishra said.

They were booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act), the circle officer added.

The sections included Section 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 462 (punishment for same offence when committed by person entrusted with custody), 354A (sexual harassment), 341(punishment for wrongful restraint), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), among others.

According to the first information report (FIR), the duo first harassed the girl when she was returning home on Sunday and later when the family had decided to file a complaint against them.

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