Minor girl gang-raped, 1 arrested

Minor girl gang-raped, 1 arrested

DHANBAD: A 17-year-old girl was gang-raped at a hotel by two miscreants after they picked her up from Dhanbad railway station on Saturday, said police.

The victim, an intermediate student of a private school in Ranchi, informed her mother about the incident. The mother contacted local police and told them about the incident.

“According to the victim’s statement, she and her younger sister had arrived from Ranchi to Dhanbad station around 4am and were waiting for their parents to pick them up. An unidentified man came up to them and introduced himself as a probationary officer in a bank. He lured the the girl with money and tactically convinced them to go with him. The boy then called one of his friends (Arun Kapri). Both of them took the girls to a nearby hotel and raped the 17-year-old,” police officer told TOI on Sunday.

Police arrested one of the culprits, identified as Shashank Shekhar Pandey, a jansewak at Deori block of Giridih district. Dhanbad deputy superintendent of police (law and order) Dhirandra Narain Banka, confirmed the incident and said they are still on the lookout for the other accused, Arun Kapri.



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