A 14-year-old girl was raped allegedly by two police constables in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun last week
One of the two constables accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun last week has been arrested.
Avnish Yadav was arrested by a joint team of Badaun and Bareilly Police around 11 pm last night at the Bareilly railway station. Police sources say he was trying to escape to Delhi.
The accused has been taken to Badaun and will be produced before a court at 10 am today.
The girl's family alleges that the Yadav and his colleague Veer Pal Singh Yadav saw her when she left her house to use the toilet last Wednesday. They then allegedly dragged the minor to their quarters near the police station and raped her. "Around midnight, she came back and told us about the incident," the girl's mother had said.
A medical examination later confirmed sexual assault.
The constables were suspended last week after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sought serious disciplinary action against duo.
The two did not have any criminal record. But they had been penalised for dereliction of duty in the past, news agency Press Trust of India had quoted Additional Director General of Police HC Awasthi as saying.
Badaun hit headlines in May last year after two teenage girls, who were cousins, were found hanging from a tree. The police said the girls were raped and hanged, but the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a report in last month that said all evidence pointed to suicide.