Jharkhand Police constable and his friend have been alleged of raping a three-year-old girl in Jharkhand’s Chatra district.
Police said, the constable’s friend, a co-accused of the heinous crime, was nabbed by the locals while he was sexually assaulting the minor.
Chatra superintendent of police Anjani Kumar Jha told the media that the arrested has been identified as Vijay Bhuiyan. The police constable has been identified as Mukesh Dangi, who is still at large.
“Raids are being made to nab the co-accused, a constable with Ranchi Police,” said the SP.
Gidhour police station in-charge Ajay Kumar Panjikar, “Both the accused are well versed with the victim and her family.”
Panjikar added that the duo abducted the girl from a Durga Puja Pandal at Barta village in Chatra district.
According to the complaint lodged by the victim’s father he had gone outside the puja pandal for a while on returning he did not find his daughter.
In the complaint he mentioned that after searching her for a time within the premises of the Durga Puja pandal and fair he decided to head back home in the hope to find her there.
The victim’s father further mentioned that on way back home he saw one of the accused trying to force himself on the victim.
“I raised an alert and with help of locals we nabbed one of the co-accused,” the victim’s father said.
Police said that the girl was found in unconscious state. She was rushed to a local hospital for medical attention.
Jha also said, “The girl is recovering well. She has narrated the ordeal to the police.”
Chatra SP further told the media that an FIR has been lodged under adequate IPC sections and POSCO act.
Jha also told the media that they found on Bhuiyan’s clothes confirmed his involvement in the crime.
“He seems to have committed the crime under the influence of alcohol,” he added.