Jammu: Police on Thursday registered cases against three young men for allegedly raping two minor girls in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir.

A 15-year-old girl, who had gone to purchase some household items, was caught by the shopkeeper and allegedly raped inside the shop in Kathua on Wednesday evening, police said.

In another incident, two young men kidnapped a 16-year-old girl in Baagan village in Udhampur district and raped on Thursday morning, they said. The police have launched a hunt to trace the three accused.