In the 15th incident of sexual assault on women within a month in Haryana, a pregnant Dalit woman was allegedly abducted and raped by two youths in Kalyat area of the district.

The accused, Rakesh and Pawan, were arrested on Wednesday after a case of rape was registered against them on the basis of statement made by the 19-year-old victim on Tuesday, SP (Kaithal) Kuldeep Singh Yadav said.

“The girl was medically examined and the possibility of sexual assault cannot be ruled out. It was revealed that she was five months pregnant,” the SP said.

“Her family said she was married and was staying with them for the past few days,” Mr. Yadav said.

It was found that the girl had called one of the rapists in the early hours after which the two met, he said. “The girl and the two arrested youths knew each other well,” he said.

The victim had made the statement before the magistrate and levelled charges of rape against the accused.