Engineering student gang rape: GRP arrests one accused from Jharkhand

Rourkela: Making headway in the abduction and gang rape of a private engineering college girl student of Rourkela in Lotapahar area of Jharkhand, the Rourkela Government Railway Police (GRP) has arrested one of the accused from Chakradharpur in Jharkhand.

The Rourkela GRP SP, Ajay Pratap Swain said “It is now confirmed that six persons were involved in the gang rape and all the accused belong to Chakradharpur. We had constituted a six-member team to arrest the accused persons. The team arrested one of the accused yesterday.”

The rest of the accused will be arrested soon, police sources said.

Following a complaint by the girl and her family members, the Rourkela Government Railway Police Station had registered a case of abduction and gang rape on January 5. As per the complaint, the girl student from Jharsuguda met one youth at Rourkela Railway Station on December 31. The youth introduced himself as a friend of her brother and convinced her to get down at Lotapahar station in Jharkhand and take a bus to Jharsuguda.

Subsequently, after getting down from the train, the youth took her to a house at Lotapahar where she was gang raped for two days.