A ward boy and his friend have been arrested on charges of the gangrape a teenage girl at a district hospital in Bagpat on Tuesday morning. The girl had come for treatment at the hospital.

The incident was reported in the wee hours on Tuesday.

An FIR was lodged by the sister of the girl who was attending to her in the hospital. Police later arrested the accused ward boy, identified as Yatindra, and his friend, Dilshad, who are now being interrogated in Bagpat Kotwali.

Yatindra and the victim girl come from the same village.

“A preliminary investigation does not rule out rape,” said Shailesh Kumar Pandey, SP of Bagpat, adding that the medical examination of the victim was carried out.

The victim girl who is a student of Class 12 was admitted to the district hospital on Monday because of high fever.

The girl was kept in a ward where her elder sister was also staying as her attendant.

Early on Tuesday morning, when she went out to get tea, Yatindra and Dilshad allegedly entered the ward and raped the victim. When the victim’s sister returned with tea the sibling narrated her ordeal.

The sister then raised the alarm and told the on-duty staff about the incident. The accused were caught immediately but they managed to slip away from the clutches of the hospital staff.

Following a police complaint, police teams swung into action and arrested the accused duo.