SSB jawan arrested in Odisha capital for raping woman on pretext of marriage

4/02/2020 at 7:42 PM

Bhubaneswar, Feb 4: A jawan of the Special Security Battalion (SSB) in Bhubaneswar was today arrested by Mahila police for allegedly raping a 28 year old girl on the pretext of marriage.

The accused has been identified as Rajesh Das (32). The SSB functions under the Commissionerate Police to provide security to VIPs, dignitaries and vital installations in the state capital.

Police said that the accused came in contact with the victim two years ago. “He kept physical relationship with the girl on the promise of marrying her. However, he denied of marring her,” said a police official.

The victim on Sunday lodged a formal complaint with the police and subsequently Das was arrested today. He was sent to the Jharapada jail after rejection of his bail plea.

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