Patna: The Patna police have arrested an accused in the gang-rape of a girl from neighbouring West Bengal here two years ago, a senior district police officer said on Saturday.
Acting on a tip off, a police team constituted by Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj was sent to West Bengal from where an auto driver Vikas Kumar was arrested yesterday and brought here today.
SSP said in a statement here that on April 11, 2011 a 16-year-old girl who has fled from home in Burnpur in Asansol in West Bengal with boy friend had come to Patna by train in late evening.
They had hired an auto to go to Kadamkuan area. While on the way, the two fought and the boy ran away leaving the girl. Taking advantage of the situation, the auto driver Vikas Kumar called his four other friends and took the girl to Masaurhi bypass in rural Patna.
They raped the girl and abandoned her at an isolated place. The girl anyhow managed to reach nearest police station and narrated her woes. An FIR was filed in the case with Kotwali police station here.
The accused, a resident of R N Singh road under Kankarbagh police station of the capital, had been hiding from the police all these days before being caught.
The SSP said the arrested auto driver has admitted his guilt in the gang-rape.