A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two teenage boys in Maharashtra, police said on Saturday.

The police said that the accused, both aged 17 and studying in a local school, have been detained.

“The incident took place near a village in the tribal-dominated Mokhada taluka on Friday, when the girl was returning home after visiting a bank,” said Sub-Inspector Rakesh Pagare of Jawhar police station.

The two boys, who were on a motorcycle, blocked the path of the girl. They then dragged her to nearby bushes and allegedly raped her, police said.

The girl told her parents about the horrifying incident, after which a complaint was filed with the police.

The accused were detained late on Friday evening and have been booked under relevant sections of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.