Bihar teenager gang-raped, thrown off train; CM Nitish Kumar forms SIT, 1 accused arrested

The Nitish Kumar government on Monday constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the shocking incident of gnag-rape of a 14-year-old girl by six persons, who later threw her off a running train in the Lakhisarai district.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 19:07 PM IST
Bihar teenager gang-raped, thrown off train; CM Nitish Kumar forms SIT, 1 accused arrested

Lakhisarai/Patna: The Nitish Kumar government on Monday constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the shocking incident of gnag-rape of a 14-year-old girl by six persons, who later threw her off a running train in the Lakhisarai district.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that an SIT was formed by the district police to probe the incident while one of the accused persons was arrested.

Terming the incident as a 'heinous crime', Kumar told reporters that efforts were on to arrest all the accused persons, two of whom have been identified.

The culprits would not be spared, he said.

The minor girl of Lakhochak village was gang-raped when she had gone out of her home on Friday night to answer the call of nature, Chanan police station in-charge Sunil Kumar Jha, who is a member of the SIT, said.

The accused then took her to nearby Banshipur station, boarded a local train and threw her off the running train at Kiul station, Jha said, adding that her relatives found her lying by the railway tracks next morning.

She was taken to district Sadar hospital from where she was referred her to Patna Medical College and Hospital.

Hospital sources said that she suffered huge blood loss and a fracture in her pelvic region.

The girl gave a statement from her hospital bed to the police identifying two of the accused.

One of them was arrested yesterday from Lakhochak village, Jha said.

The accused, who claimed he was a minor, was remanded to judicial custody.

The other accused identified by the rape victim was also accused in the murder case of his elder brother's wife last year and was absconding in that case too, Jha said. 

With PTI inputs