MBBS first-year student raped in medical college campus in Bhubaneswar
A first-year MBBS student was allegedly raped by a peon of a private medical college in Bhubaneswar.india Updated: Dec 20, 2017 15:57 IST
A first-year female MBBS student of a private medical college was alleged raped in the college campus in Bhubaneswar, police said on Wednesday.
The female student in her FIR at Mancheswar police station alleged that she was raped by a peon of the college while she was returning to hostel Tuesday night.
“We have arrested a man based on the complaint of the girl. Both the victim and the accused have undergone medical examination,” Bhubaneswar deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Satyabrata Bhoi told reporters.
Police have also recorded the statement of the woman under section 161 CrPC, he said.
Tirupati Panigrahi, chairman of the private medical college, said: “The incident that occurred at around 7.30pm yesterday (Tuesday) came to the light at around 12pm (Wednesday). The girl did not know the peon’s name. We identified the accused and handed him over to police.”
The accused has been identified as Manoj Khuntia, a resident from Athagarh in Cuttack district, police said.
Khuntia claimed he was innocent and allegations against him were false and baseless.
“At around 9pm last night, I saw the girl student and her male friend in a compromising position, while I was coming from the canteen after having my dinner. I shouted at them and told that I would take up the matter with the principal,” said Khuntia.
Khuntia said: “They requested me not to reveal the matter before anyone and promised that they would never commit same thing in college campus. Later, I went to my room, but police brought me here at around 4am today.”
First Published: Dec 20, 2017 15:56 IST