Rourkela Engineering Girl Student Gang-Raped In Jharkhand

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Rourkela: A girl student of a private engineering college in Rourkela was allegedly gang-raped in Jharkhand by six youths for two days.

Reportedly, the survivor is undergoing treatment at the Rourkela Government Hospital.

The girl told the police that she was waiting to board a train at the Rourkela railway station on December 31 for Jharsuguda, her native place. In the meantime, she met a youth who posed to be her brother’s friend.

After gaining the girl’s trust, the youth then tricked her to board a Jharkhand-bound train along with him citing that due to track repair works, the train would be diverted via the neighbouring state. The youth also assured that he would accompany her in the journey to reach home safely, the girl’s complaint stated.

The youth then asked her to get down at Lotapahad railway station with him to catch a bus to Jharsuguda. However, he took the girl to a house and confined her.

Later, the youth called his 5-6 friends and they raped the girl in turns for two days

As the train stopped at Lotapahad station, the youth asked the girl to get down and board a bus to Jharsuguda. Later, he took her to a house on the pretext of having lunch and kept her confined in the house. The youth later called his 5-6 friends and together they raped the girl in turns for two days.

The youths then dumped her in a nearby forest and fled the spot. Some locals helped the survivor to reach Chakradharpur police station and lodge a complaint, said a source.

On the basis of the girl’s statement, a case (5/19) under Section 376 (D) of the IPC has been registered by Rourkela Government Railway Police. The case is being probed by GRP inspector-in-charge Hrusikesh Nayak.

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