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Man held for rape

In the schoolgirl rape case, the police have arrested the main accused Mukesh Kumar of Surla village on Sunday night. His accomplice Pooja Thakur of Banethi village, a student of private nursing college, was arrested earlier.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 21, 2014 19:59 IST
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In the schoolgirl rape case, the police have arrested the main accused Mukesh Kumar of Surla village on Sunday night. His accomplice Pooja Thakur of Banethi village, a student of private nursing college, was arrested earlier.


According to police, the victim was called by Pooja in her rented room located near Jarza about 4 km away from here on July 17, where the victim was offered a cold drink laced with sleeping pills.

Sources said that as soon as the victim went unconscious, the main accused allegedly raped her. The victim approached the police on Saturday evening and revealed the incident.

Meanwhile, the police have seized the mobile phones of both the accused. The police have sent samples of medical swabs of the victim to forensic laboratory at Junga. The police had lodged a case under Section 376 of IPC and protection of children's from sexual offenses act (POCSO).

ASP NS Negi said that the interrogation of the accused was in progress.