Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 9:

The Twin City Commissionerate police today arrested another youth accused in connection with the eve-teasing incident on the Patia-Nandankanan road on Friday, informed a senior police official.


Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi today informed that police today apprehended another accused Anil Choudhury in connection with the Friday eve-teasing incident.

The DCP said Choudhury who was absconding after the incident was arrested from Bhubaneswar.

There could be more arrests in connection with the incident, he added.

Police had arrested three persons in connection with the incident yesterday.

The three are Madhab Kumar Rout (22) and Mrutyunjay Patra (22) from Raghunathpur area; Biswaranjan Pradhan (21) hailing from Maruti Residency under Nandankanan police limits.

They were arrested under section 354 D, 323, 34 of IPC.

It may be mentioned here that some bike-borne youths had on Friday passed lewd remarks at three girls who were chit-chatting with their male friend near KIIT Square here.

Following the incident, the three girls along with their male friend chased the eve teasers on the Patia-Nandankanan road to nab them.

Though the eve teasers fled the spot, some youths said to be their friends and numbering around 10, suddenly appeared on the scene and abused the girls in foul language. Later, they allegedly assaulted the girls and their male friend in the middle of the road.

The girls alleged while all this was happening in public glare, the onlookers remained a mute spectator to the shameful incident. They further alleged that despite contacting the police control room (PCR), the cops reached almost after 40 minutes when the attackers had fled the spot.

The Commissionerate police are investigating into the allegations of delayed arrival of PCR van, sources said.