A minor girl from UP was allegedly gangraped by five youths at the residence of a Jharkhand MLA in Patna on Thursday night. The police lodged an FIR Friday night and arrested all five accused.
While the caretaker of the house,Neeraj Kumar,one of the accused,claimed he was related to the MLA,the latter denied this. The MLA,Rajinder Prasad Singh of the Congress,said he has not visited the house,which he has rented out, in two years.
The 16-year-old girl from Chandauli in UP reportedly got off a train at Patna and was promised help in finding a place to stay by local youths Ravi and Ranji. They took her to the house,where Neeraj,his friends Purusottam Raut and Tulsi Raut,and Ravi and Ranjit allegedly gangraped her. She was later dumped in a semi-conscious condition at Bailey Road.
Her medical examination has been conducted and the report is awaited. All the five accused have been arrested, said Patna SSP Amrit Raj. He added that the the girl had boarded the wrong train and reached Patna.
This is the third gangrape case reported in the Bihar capital in less than two months.