Second constable arrested

The co-accused in the case, dismissed constable Avnish Yadav, was arrested by the police from Bareilly on January 5.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: January 12, 2015 12:27 am

Police on Sunday arrested dismissed police constable Veerpal Yadav, who is accused of kidnapping and raping a minor girl at Musajhag police station in Badaun district on December 31.

The constable had been absconding since the incident.

Vijay Singh Meena, IG, Bareilly Zone, said Veerpal was arrested from near a bus stand in Bareilly. He said the dismissed constable told the police that he threw his phone in a drain after the incident and abandoned his car near Tundla in Firozabad.

Meena said a team has been sent to Tundla to locate the car, which was allegedly used to kidnap the girl. He said Veerpal stayed in Bareilly and Shahjahanpur for a few days after the incident, but later moved to Rajasthan and Delhi. He was arrested when he came to Bareilly and it appears he was going to Badaun to meet his lawyer, Meena said.

The co-accused in the case, dismissed constable Avnish Yadav, was arrested by the police from Bareilly on January 5.

The two constables are accused of kidnapping the 16-year-old girl from outside her house on New Year’s Eve and taking her to Veerpal’s residence inside Musajhag police station premises, where she was allegedly raped.

The victim was dropped near her village by the constables after the alleged sexual assault. An FIR was lodged against the constables on January 1 and police said the medical examination of the victim confirmed sexual assault.

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  1. M
    Jan 12, 2015 at 3:50 am
    This is the governance that the people of U.P. voted for in the form of Mulayam and Akhilesh. It is clear that a section of society in U.P. feels that with this government in power they can do anything to anyone. If such governments keep getting elected then people of U.P. should be disenfranchised till they learn civilized behavior. President's rule needs to be imposed and S.P. should be banned forever.
    1. N
      Jan 13, 2015 at 3:39 am
      We pray for the peace of Jesus Christ for the young girl and her family. I cannot imagine the suffering they must be going through. Please access special prayers that will cast away all fear, sadness and grief and receive peace.. there is also a powerful song there you can listen to - :graceoflife/