Siraha police arrested two people yesterday night on the charge of gang-raping a woman in Gol Bazaar Municipality-6 of the district.

The arrestees have been identified as Suresh Kumar Yadav of Bahuwadanda in Dhangadhimai Municipality-8 of Siraha and Santosh Mahato of Gurudham in Gol Bazaar-2.

According to the Gol Bazaar-based Area Police Office (APO), the lady was sexually assaulted while she was on her way to visit her family members in Gol Bazaar.

Police informed that the victim was walking in the bazaar area late on Sunday when she realized that her cell phone had run out of battery. The lady went to charge her phone at the local Manakamana Hair Cutting Salon. Yadav and Mahato, who were at the salon while she went there, assured to charge her mobile phone at their nearby rented room.

Inspector at the APO, Janak Puri, quoted the rape victim as saying that she waited at the salon for over an hour and went to check in their room when the two men didn’t return her mobile. The arrestees have confessed to the crime.

Local residents had informed police about the incident after they found the victim sobbing by the roadside. A group of police officers from the APO had reached the incident site as soon as they received the information.

Police have also initiated a health check-up of the victim as well as the arrestees. Police also informed that, in the meantime, detailed investigation into the incident is underway.