Acting swiftly in the rape case of a college student, the Sadar police arrested a student of local Government Postgraduate Sanskrit College on the charges of abducting the minor and hatching a criminal conspiracy to commit the crime on Wednesday night.
The case came to light after the victim's father had lodged a complaint with the Sadar police, stating that his daughter was reportedly abducted by some unidentified persons on Tuesday.
The victim's father was telephonically informed by the landlord of the girl after she did not return to her room on Tuesday evening.
The complainant had also received a call from main accused Harish, intimating him that he intended to marry his daughter and she was with him, following which he reported the matter to the police.
Later, the police also recorded the statement of the victim after she managed to free herself from the accused went to the police station on Wednesday.
Talking to mediapersons, superintendent of police Ramesh Chhajta said since the medical examination of the victim had confirmed rape, investigations made by the police revealed that the victim was allegedly lured by Pardeep, a student of the same college, on the pretext of marriage with the main accused.
Later, both the accused took the victim to Winsom Hill hotel, situated at Brewery area of the town.
Pardeep after dropping the victim in the hotel had returned to the town and later Harish, a resident of Deothi village of Rampur Bushahar area of Shimla district, had allegedly committed the crime in the hotel room.
Chhajta said shortly after the receipt of the information, the police besides collecting the vital evidence from the hotel room had constituted four teams to nab the culprits.
Since co-accused Pardeep has been arrested, special teams have already been dispatched to nab the main accused.