Bhubaneswar, Aug 20: A bus helper was arrested on charges of abducting and raping a minor girl, Khandagiri police said on Thursday.
The arrested has been identified as Tapas das (19) of Odagaon area in Nayagarh district.
According to police, the accused was staying in Patrapada area and working as a helper of a private bus. He lured the minor girl offering her various gifts and abducted her on Aug 11 on the promise of marriage. Later, he kept the minor girl in a rented house and repeatedly raped her.
Police lad launched a probe based on a complaint filed by the victim’s family members and arrested the accused on Wednesday.
Police handed over the minor girl to her family member after medical examination of both the accused and the victim.