Rashmi Rekha Das

Commissionerate Police and Government Railway Police (GRP) on Wednesday arrested the prime accused of Patia Railway Station Gang Rape Case.

According to sources, the Commissionerate Police and the GRP launched joint raids at several places in the city and arrested the prime accused of the case.

Aditya Kumar Sethy, Sub-divisional police officer of Khordha Road Zone, said, “We took prompt action after a complaint was filed in this regard. One accused identified as Krushna Chandra Mallick alias Kanha was arrested. We are interrogating him. On basis of his statement, we will proceed further. The investigation is underway.” 

Notably, two miscreants allegedly abducted two minor girls from Patia Railway Station area to the railway overbridge. There, they tied them up with a rope and raped them for the whole Monday night. 

The victim girls were released on Tuesday morning. After reaching their homes, they narrated their ordeal before their parents. 

The heinous crime came to the fore after their parents on Tuesday registered a complaint with the GRP.  

Later, with the help of Childline officials, the mother of one of the survivors lodged a complaint with the GRP. 

Based on the complaint, police launched a manhunt for the two accused and nabbed one of them during a raid.'

“Efforts are on to nab the other one”, revealed a GRP official. 

Although police have tightened security arrangements in Bhubaneswar for the smooth conduct of the Hockey World Cup, miscreants’ such barbaric act has sent shockwaves in the state capital.

Reported by (Alok Mohanty)