Hoshiarpur, Jul 11: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two Punjab home guard jawans at Cholang railway station here, police said.

Accused identified as Dilbagh Singh and Dharampal, posted at the railway station, have been arrested and a rape case was registered against them, they said.

The minor girl was waiting for a train on Thursday morning to go to her village near Mukerian, police said.

Accused after questioning about her whereabouts allegedly took the minor to a room at the railway station and then raped her, Deputy Superintendent of Police (GRP), Surinder Kumar said.

An Assistant Sub Inspector, who was the in charge of the Government Railway Police post at the railway station, has been suspended, Kumar said.

The medical examination of the victim was conducted at a hospital in Tanda, police said.

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Mumbai: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital here after complaining of breathing difficulty, is still in a "critical" condition but is "slowly improving", hospital sources said.

The 90-year-old Mangeshkar was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in the early hours of Monday where Dr Patit Samdhani is treating her.

"She is critical but her condition has slowly improved. She is still in the hospital," a hospital insider told PTI. However, the veteran singer's PR team in a statement on Tuesday said she was "stable".

"Her parameters are good. Honestly speaking, she has fought so well that she is coming out of this setback. Being a singer, her lung capacity has pulled her through. Truly a fighter. We will update everyone when Lataji gets discharged and comes home. (We) request that we give family the space they deserve at the moment," the statement read.

Mangeshkar has lent her voice for thousands of songs in Hindi, regional and foreign languages. Her last full album was for the late filmmaker Yash Chopra-directed 2004 film "Veer Zaara".

Mangeshkar recorded her latest song this year - "Saugandh Mujhe Is Mitti Ki", which was released on March 30 as a tribute to the Indian Army.

She was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour in 2001.