Blot on khaki: Odisha cop arrested for raping minor girl

Bargarh: Banamali Kuanr, an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Sohela police station in Odisha’s Bargarh district, was today arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl.

The incident took place in Melchhamunda area under Sohela police limits of the district.

The matter came to light after the victim’s father lodged a written complaint at Sohela police station, alleging that her daughter was kidnapped and raped by a policeman and a local youth.

According to the complaint, the minor girl was returning from her tuition classes on February 8, when one Kaibalya Nag kidnapped her and then kept the girl in the house of the ASI with the latter’s permission. Later, the duo outraged her modesty.

Sources said, the minor girl managed to escape from the spot and narrated the ordeal to her parents, after which her father filed a complaint with the police.

Based on the complaint from the girl’s father, a case was registered and the accused cop was detained for interrogation. The ASI and Kaibalya Nag were later arrested.

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