Balasore, December 20 (LocalWire): A rape accused on bail was arrested by the Rupsa police on charges of raping a minor girl here.
The accused, Sanjib Jena of village Gambharia under Singla police station was produced before the court after his arrest in the second offence.
According to the reports, Sanjib offered a lift to the 15-year old girl of the village while she was waiting for a return bus in Balasore on 16 December 2019.
The accused stated that he belonged to her village Kasafal and offered her lift on his motorbike.
On the way, he took her to a secluded place along the national highway and sexually assaulted her.
Later he fled from the scene deserting her in the place.
The victim was spotted by the locals who saw her crying at a shop and they informed the Rupsa police when she didn’t divulge anything.
The girl later told the police that she was raped by an unknown biker who had offered her lift after claiming that he was from the same village and would drop her to the village.
During the investigation, the girl informed that the man had withdrawn cash from an ATM and the police decided to scan recordings of all ATM cameras and were able to identify the accused.
The police have registered a case under relevant sections of rape against minor including POCSO against Jena who was already serving a seven-year jail term for rape.