The two Bhatkal girls, who went missing from a local Madrasa in Karnataka, have been traced to Goa, with one of them alleging rape by her father and brother-in-law.
According to reports, the girl was sexually assaulted when she visited her home during vacation recently. When the alleged rape victim returned back to the madrasa, she told one of her friends about the incident. The two then decided to run away from madrasa to Goa in search of jobs.
While narrating her ordeal, the alleged rape victim told police that while they were waiting to take a train to Goa at Kumta Railway Station, two youths approached them and clicked their photographs.
They asked the girls to accompany them otherwise they would upload their pictures on the Internet.
The girls agreed to their demand and went along with them. Thereafter, the duo sexually assaulted both the girls and dropped them back at the railway station.
Shortly after the incident, the girls left for Goa where they were traced by the police.
The police was informed by Hafiz Abdul Khadir, the secretary of the madrasa, who had filed a missing complaint about the two girls.
Police have arrested three of the four accused, but have refused to divulge any personal details.