Six persons have been arrested in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old girl at Subedarganj here on Wednesday.

According to Superintendent of Police (City) Shailesh Yadav, the girl was taken to a spot near the railway station by her friend, who then attempted to rape her.

They were accosted by five men, three of whom thrashed the alleged rapist, and handed him over to the police.

However, the victim alleged that two men stayed back and raped her, and then beat her up, leaving her unconscious.

The girl, with bloodstained clothes, was spotted by some locals while she was returning home.

Her medical report on Friday confirmed the rape and assault, police said, adding that she had identified the accused.