Tribal girl raped in moving bus, 1 held

Cuttack: A bus helper was arrested on Monday for allegedly raping a tribal girl in the moving bus, the police said. The incident occurred inside the vehicle on late Sunday night when the bus was coming to Bhubaneswar from Mayurbhanj.
 
The accused identified as Sushant Hembram will be produced in the court on Tuesday, they said, adding medical examination of both the accused and the victim will be conducted. Meanwhile, a scientific team reached the spot and started investigation. The team will produce the investigation report to the Cuttack DCP, sources said.
 
The victim, a native of Mayurbhanj, who works as a maid in Jagatpur area of Cuttack, had gone to her home some days ago on leave and was returning to Jagatpur on Sunday. She boarded a night coach bus ‘Bijaya’ and slept in the last berth of the bus. Bus helper Sushant Hembram allegedly assaulted her sexually while other passengers slept.
 
The girl alleged that she was supposed to get down at Jagatpur square, but the helper did not stop the bus at her destination. She was forcefully taken to Badambadi bus stand, she added.
 
The girl inadvertently boarded another Jagatsinghpur bound bus and got down at Gatiroutpatana where she narrated her ordeal to some locals. Later, the people took her to the Mahila police station.