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Rape case: Police fail to arrest absconding judo coach

Amritsar city police have so far failed to arrest judo coach Rajiv Arora of Nirmala Colony in Chheharta, who has been accused of raping a schoolgirl, who is a budding judoka. Quizzed about his whereabouts, cops said today that he was reported to be present "somewhere" in the holy city and was likely to be arrested soon.

punjab Updated: Jun 27, 2012 21:02 IST

Amritsar city police have so far failed to arrest judo coach Rajiv Arora of Nirmala Colony in Chheharta, who has been accused of raping a schoolgirl, who is a budding judoka. Quizzed about his whereabouts, cops said on Wednesday that he was reported to be present "somewhere" in the holy city and was likely to be arrested soon.

Investigating officer, ASI Varinder Kumar, of Chheharta police station said that efforts were on to arrest the accused. "We have received information that he is present somewhere in the city. Efforts are being made to arrest him. The accused is likely to be arrested soon," he said.

Police Commissioner RP Mittal also said that efforts were on to apprehend him.

It is pertinent to mention here that Amritsar city police had booked the judo coach on charge of rape after a local schoolgirl, a budding judoka hailing from a poor background, accused him of the crime. The case against Arora was registered at Chheharta police station.

The police had also gone for a medical examination of the victim. The victim, a Class X student, had alleged that a judo camp was organised at Sundernagar in Himachal from June 7 to 28. According to the victim, on June 9, the accused picked her from her house in the walled city area to take her to the camp.

She alleged that the accused took her to his house on the pretext of picking his bag and raped her there. She alleged that the next day, the accused took her to Kangra in Himachal Pradesh where he repeatedly raped her. Later, he dropped her at the camp.

The complainant alleged that she returned home on June 17 and apprised her parents of the matter, following which the case was registered.

The girl's father is a rickshaw-puller, while her mother works as a domestic help.