Madhya Pradesh cops get remand of rapist held in Bihar

A Bihar court gave the Madhya Pradesh Police a three-day transit remand of a 35-year-old power plant worker who allegedly raped a minor girl in Madhya Pradesh.

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2013, 13:46 PM IST

Patna: A Bihar court on Wednesday gave the Madhya Pradesh Police a three-day transit remand of a 35-year-old power plant worker who allegedly raped a minor girl in Madhya Pradesh last week.

Firoz Khan, accused of raping a four-year-old girl in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh, was arrested from Bihar`s Bhagalpur district on Tuesday, police said.

Bhagalpur Chief Judicial Magistrate RC Malviya granted the three-day transit remand to allow investigators from Madhya Pradesh take him to their state for questioning.

"Firoz Khan was hiding at his relative`s house at the time of his arrest," said district police official Jameel Asghar.

Khan allegedly raped the minor girl on April 17 and dumped her on a farmland in Ghansur town in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh.

The victim`s parents found her on April 18 morning and got her admitted to a hospital in Jabalpur. She was later shifted to Nagpur in Maharashtra after her condition deteriorated, police said.

Khan, a native of Bihar, worked at the Jhabua Power Plant in Ghansur, police said.

The Madhya Pradesh Police earlier arrested co-accused Rakesh Choudhary for allegedly taking the four-year-old girl to Khan.

IANS