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Police ASI among 2 arrested in Bargarh rape case

A police official and a 22-year-old man were arrested on Monday for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl in Odisha s Bargarh district, police said. Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in Sohela Banmali Kuanr and a youth -- Kaibalya alias Rinku Nag (22) -- were arrested on charge of raping the minor girl three days ago, Bargarh Superintendent of Police, Mukesh Kumar Bhamo said. While the ASI was placed under suspension, both the accused have been booked under relevant sections of POCSO Act, the SP said. He said a Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) in Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) has been entrusted with the task of conducting a departmental inquiry into the incident. The girl, a student of class X, was kidnapped by Nag of Melchhamunda while she went for tuition on February 8, Her family members lodged a complaint with the Melchhamunda police station in this regard, police said. Preliminary investigation showed Nag, who was known to ASI Banmali Kuanr as well as the girl, ...

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