Man arrested for raping college girl
RANCHI: The city police on Friday arrested a 20-year-old man who allegedly kidnapped a minor college girl and took her to Kharagpur and raped her.
Kotwali police station officer in-charge Shayamanand Mandal said the accused Rajesh Mahto hailed from Jamshedpur and stayed in the state capital. However, he was not employed.
The accused knew the girl who stayed at a private lodge in the state capital. When the girl decided to go to her native place near Jamshedpur, the accused offered to come along.
“As per the complaint, on October 4 the victim left for Jamshedpur along with the accused. But Mahto kidnapped the victim and took her to his sister’s house at Kharagpur. After the girl was found missing, her relatives registered a case of kidnapping on October 7,” Mandal said.
Following a tip-off, a police team from Kotwali reached Kharagpur and rescued the minor few days back.