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ITBP locks up jawan accused of rape attempt

dehradun Updated: Feb 27, 2014 23:31 IST

Joshimath: The Indo-Tibet Border Police on Thursday ordered a probe into the alleged attempt by a jawan to rape a 10-year-old girl on Tuesday, after the victim's family stormed into the ITBP camp here.

The accused, 25-year-old Siyachand, has since been removed from active duty and is in quarter guard - a lock up to hold soldiers charged with offences. "If found guilty, action will be taken against him," PK Tiwari, ITBP ommandant, said.

The inquiry was ordered after some schoolmates of the victim recognised Siyachand in an identification parade. They said they had often seen him near the school.
While the details of the crime are still sketchy, reports said the girl, while running away from Siyachand, collapsed into the hands of passersby.

Meanwhile, some ITBP officials said it was also possible that the girl fell unconscious due to some other reason and suggested that Siyachand might not have had any ill-intention.

ITBP has increased patrolling in the area to avoid any untoward incident.