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Puri gang-rape case: Police to file charge-sheet in 20 days

Puri: The Odisha police said it will be filling a charge sheet in the alleged Puri minor girl gang-rape case in 20 days.

Central Range DIG Asish Singh today told media persons that the Kumbharpada police have arrested the dismissed constable Jitendra Sethi and his friend Rajesh for allegedly raping a minor girl at his residence in the police reserve line on Monday evening.

“The police will file the charge-sheet in 20 days. We will pray for hearing of the case in a fast track court,” said Singh.

The dismissed constable has earned nine black marks in service career. His constable wife had also lodged dowry harassment complaint against him.

“The two accused, including the prime accused were arrested by the Kumbharpada police. They will be forwarded to court today. Four teams have been set up to arrest the other suspects,” said Singh.

Sethi was dismissed from service three years ago for alleged indiscipline, misconduct and his involvement in a criminal case by the then Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi.

The minor rape survivor lodged a complaint with police on Monday evening alleging that Sethi and three of his friends picked her up from Nimapara in Puri in car and assaulted her sexually at the police quarters allotted to her constable wife at police line.

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