Cuttack: Bus driver, conductor held for rape and murder of teenage girl

Cuttack: Two persons, including the driver and conductor of a bus, were arrested on Saturday for allegedly raping and killing a 17-year-old girl in the bus and disposing off her body under a river bridge near Banki in Cuttack district.

"We have arrested the driver Santosh Sahu and conductor Bibhuti Rout of Athagarh and recovered the weapon of offence — a wrench," Amresh Panigrahi, Sub-Divisional police officer(SDPO) of Banki said.

He said the police scientific team have also recovered some blood-stained apparels from the bus, which have been sent for examination.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The body of the girl has been recovered below Jatamundia Bridge over river Mahanadi on the outskirts of Banki on Wednesday morning with a deep wound on her forehead, police said.

After ascertaining that the victim was a native of Athagarh, police zeroed in on the bus driver, who allegedly had an affair with the girl.

Quoting family sources, police said the girl had left her home on August 1 in the morning saying he was going to a relative's house nearby and did not return.

Interrogating the accused, it was found that the girl was reportedly taken in the bus to a desolate place in Ratagarh, where she was gangraped before being murdered.

Not ruling out the involvement of more persons in the crime, police said the girl apparently died instantly when her forehead was hit severely with the wrench. "We are waiting for the medical and postmortem report, which can throw more light on the case," the SDPO said, adding, the doctors have already revealed that the girl was raped several times.

Updated Date: Aug 06, 2016 14:35 PM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See