A 14-year-old Indian girl was abducted and raped by two men only for another group to sexually assault her as she made her way home in India.
The two different groups of men are now under arrest in India, police say.
The teenager left her home in Chhindwara, in Madhya Pradesh state, on the evening of July 6 when she met 22-year-old Mohit Bharadwaj.
Bharadwaj persuaded the girl to ride with him on a motorbike to the home of Rahul Bhonde, 24, where both men allegedly raped her.
According to NDTV, the men kept her at the property overnight before releasing her the following day.
But after being let go, another gang of three more men – identified as Bunty Bhalavi, 23, Ankit Raghuvanshi,25 and Amit Vishwakarma, 21, picked the girl up.
These men took her back to the same house where she was raped for a second time and held for another night.
When she earlier failed to return home, the girl’s parents contacted police and officers eventually found her in a ‘disoriented state’ on July 8.
When officers were told what had happened, they formed a task force to hunt for the men, who have now been arrested.
The five are currently in jail charged with gang rape, intimidation, kidnapping, wrongful imprisonment and child sex offences.
Chhindwara’s police superintendent said investigations are continuing.