Sohela ASI suspended over ‘rape’ slur

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Bargarh: An Assistant Sub Inspector of Sohela police station, who was charged under rape allegation of a Class X girl student, has been suspended today.

The matter came to light after the girl’s father lodged a complaint with the police. Based on the statement of the complainant, police had initiated a probe into the matter.

According to reports, the accused ASI, identified as ASI Banmali Kuanr, along with another youth, Riku Nag, of Melchhamunda village had kidnapped the girl on February 8 when she was returning home from tuition and subsequently raped her.

However, the girl managed to flee from the spot and reached home. Later, she narrated her ordeal to her family members.

The police had detained the accused ASI and the youth for interrogation yesterday. Subsequently, the ASI was placed under suspension.

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