Medical college student raped by hostel peon in Odisha capital

Bhubaneswar: A girl student of a private medical college in Odisha capital was allegedly raped by a hostel peon of the same institute.

The accused, identified as Manoj Khatua hailing from Athagarh in Cuttack, has been arrested by the Twin City Commissionerate police.

“The accused has been arrested based on the complaint of the victim, a first-year medical student. The medical examination of both the victim and the accused will be done,” police Inspector K.P. Mishra said.

“A case has been registered at Mancheswar police station under Section 376 of IPC. The accused has been arrested and will be forwarded to court,” said Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi.

The accused will be suspended from the job, a college official said, adding that they (college authorities) will fully cooperate with the police during investigation.

However, Khatua has refuted the allegation.

“I was returning from canteen after having food. I saw the girl in an objectionable state with a boy inside the college campus. As I told them to inform the incident to the college principal, they requested me not to disclose it to anyone,” he said to reporters at police station.

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