JAISALMER: Three men gangraped two teenaged sisters while they were returning from their school at Rateu in Rajasthan’s Barmer district.

The rape survivors and their family had ostracized after the girls’ brother and sister were jailed in a murder case.

Police said they were overpowered and raped after they got down from their school bus a kilometer from Rateu on Saturday.

Barmer SP Hemant Sharma said one of the accused was approached after the girls approached him.

The two have identified Rama Ram (19), Ram Chandra (21), Sawai Ram (23) as their alleged rapists

They had initially lodged a complaint on Monday with Gidan police station, but no action was taken. This forced them to approach the SP.

Sharma said he has ordered an investigation and the duo’s medical examination. “Since the girls belong to Scheduled Caste, a deputy SP of SC/ST cell has been directed to record the statements,” said the officer.