Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 8:
Commissionerate Police have arrested three accused for their alleged complicity in eve-teasing case near Nandankanan on the outskirts of Odisha capital.
“Three accused have been arrested in the case. Hunt is on to nab the other accused,” Twin City Commissioner YB Khurania informed media today.
The arrested have been identified as Madhab Kumar Rout (22) and Mrutyunjay Patra (22) from Raghunathpur area; Biswaranjan Pradhan (21) from Maruti Residency under Nandankanan police limits.
The trio has been arrested under section 354 D, 323, 34 of IPC.
Commissionerate police had conducted raids at several places in Raghunathpur area.
Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi had yesterday told media that all the accused in the case have been identified and will be arrested soon.
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 believed to be their friends 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.