Berhampur: Two college students have been arrested and forwarded to court today on charges of gang-raping a minor girl in Chikiti under Sunapur Marine police limits, informed Berhampur SP Pinak Mishra.
The accused duo has been identified as Janardhan Behera and Mithun Das, residents of Sunapur village. They were studying in Plus-III second year at a college in the town outskirts, the police said in a press meet on Wednesday.
According to reports, on January 10, the accused duo had outraged modesty of a minor girl, studying in Class-VIII while she had been to Bahuda river to take bath. They allegedly raped her at an abandoned house by tying her with a scarf (Chuni) and forcing to consume a spiked drink.
The accused duo let her go after a day, following which, the victim reached her home in a critical condition. The family members then the survivor in a critical condition and rushed her to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur for treatment.
Following a complaint by the victim’s family, Sunapur Marine Police yesterday arrested the duo in connection with the case. They have been booked under sections 363m 323 and 376(D)(A) of IPC and POCSO Act and forwarded to a local court, the police added.