Nayagarh: Nayagarh police on Saturday arrested an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police for allegedly raping his minor niece at Fategarh area in the district.
The accused police officer was identified as Brajabandhu Mallick, ASI at Fategarh police station in Nayagarh.
The matter came to light after the victim’s mother lodged a complaint with the women’s commission.
According to complaint, the incident occurred when the mother of the victim had gone outside for some work. Taking the advantage, Mallick raped the girl and fled from the spot. She has also alleged that her daughter is five months pregnant.
A case has been registered against Mallick and further investigation is underway, said Fategarh police station inspector-in-charge Ashutosh Mishra.