A 17-year-old girl was abducted from Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh, drugged and brought to Lucknow where she was allegedly raped by a 21-year-old man and his aide on January 3.

Police have arrested the main accused, Sandeep Kumar, who runs a salon in Barabanki.

The girl’s father alleged that the local police in Masauli did not register his case and action was initiated only after he met the Superintendent of Police, Barabanki.

Additional Superintendent of Police, Barabanki, Chiranjeev Nath Sinha said that Sandeep was charged under section 376D (gang-rape) of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.