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ASI of police held for allowing rape of a minor girl in his official quarter

Sambalpur, Feb 11 (UNI) Police today arrested Sohela Police station ASI for his involvement in the rape of a minor girl in his government quarter.

Sohela Police Station IIC Nirmal Chandra Mohapatra said, acting on a complaint filed by the father of the victim girl, police started inquiry and found that ASI Banamali Kuanar was hand in glove with the accused in the crime and arrested him.
He said Police also arrested Rinku Nag, the accused and the lover of the girl who kidnapped her when she was on her way back home from tuition and raped her.
Both the ASI and the accused boy were forwarded to court which remanded them into jail custody after rejecting their bail petitions

Bargarh District Superintendent of Police has placed Banamali Kuanar under suspension late last night after prima facie evidence of his involvement in the crime was established.
Meanwhile, the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee Spokesperson Ashok Samal, Congress leader Panchanan Kanungo and State Mahila Congress President Sumitra Jena in a joint press conference
at Bhubaneswar demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the issue.

They said Mr Patnaik, who is in charge of Home department, has no right to continue in his office after such an incident.

They threatened that Mahila Congress will gherao Naveen Nivas, if the Chief Minister did not step down from his post by February 14 next.
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