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Class 10 student gangraped, pushed out of train in Bihar’s Lakhisarai 

The victim was allegedly picked up by a group of youngsters living in her neighbourhood when she ventured out of her home late evening on Thursday.

india Updated: Jun 19, 2017 12:10 IST
Avijit Biswas 
Avijit Biswas 
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur
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A social activist at a protest rally against rape incidents, in New Delhi. The victim in the Bihar train incident is a class 10 student.(AFP File Photo)

Police have arrested a man in Bihar’s Lakhisarai district for allegedly gangraping a Class 10 student, forcing her to board a train and then throwing her off it.

The alleged crime occurred late on Thursday and local residents found the girl in a critical condition near the railway track at Jamui railway station early on Friday. The victim is undergoing treatment at the Patna medical college hospital. A case in connection with the incident has been registered.

Pankaj Kumar, sub-divisional police officer (SDPO), Lakhisarai, said authorities were hunting for a second accused. The victim and her family members told police that she was picked up by the accused from close to her house on June 15 when she was out relieving herself.

After they allegedly gangraped her, she was taken forced to board a train and subsequently pushed out of it when the train was approaching the Lakhisarai station, SDPO Kumar said.

The SDPO said the culprits, who had been identified by the victim, were neighbours of the girl. A police special investigation team (SIT) had been constituted to arrest of the culprits. Besides, constitution of a medical board had been recommended for medical examination of the victim, the SDPO added.

Earlier, in January this year, a 12-year-old mentally challenged girl, was allegedly gang-raped by three teachers and the headmaster of a government school in Bihar’s Jehanabad district.

First Published: Jun 18, 2017 21:57 IST