Minors Raped In Odisha Capital’s Patia: Police Arrests 2nd Accused

Bhubaneswar: Three days after the prime accused was arrested in connection with an alleged rape of two minor girls at Patia railway station in Odisha capital, another person was nabbed from Banki’s Padanpur in Cuttack district on Saturday.

The second accused has been identified as Bulu Mallick.

According to sources, Bulu was trying to escape from the city near Chandaka area when Government Railway Police (GRP) caught him after getting a tip-off. He had also switched off his mobile phone to prevent police from tracing him. He is being forwarded to the court.

The prime accused, identified as Krushna Mallick (23), alias Kanha was earlier arrested a day after two minors, aged 12 and 14 years, were allegedly kidnapped by the two when the girls had gone to the railway station in the evening.

The two accused youths allegedly took them to the railway over-bridge, tied them up with a rope, and took turns to rape them the whole night.

The accused also allegedly threatened them with dire consequences if they revealed the incident to others. However, the matter came to light when the girls reached home the next morning and informed their family members.

On being informed, Childline reported the matter to Infocity Police following which police and Childline teams went to the crime spot along with the victims. Later, the mother of one of the girls lodged an FIR at the government railway police station. The statements of the minor girls were  also recorded.

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