Narsinghpur: A police station in-charge and four others were arrested on Wednesday in connection with alleged rape of a 19-year-old Dalit girl.
Cheechli Police Station In-charge Sandeep Ayache and others were arrested today, Narsinghpur Superintendent of Police G G Pandey told reporters.
Inspector Ayache had been suspended yesterday, following the rape complaint.
The victim was allegedly lured by a woman identified as Parvatibai, who promised her a job and introduced her to Ayache on May 7.
The police officer allegedly raped the Dalit girl, while Parvatibai threatened her of dire consequences if she spoke of the incident.
Next day, she was taken to a crusher owner at Barman by Omprakash and Amzad. The owner, Arun Jain and his associate, allegedly raped her. The inspector raped her again when she was in Jain`s captivity, police said.
After escaping from captivity, she lodged complaint with the police yesterday.
Police then arrested Ayache, Parvatibai, Omprakash, Arun Jain and Amzad. Further probe is on.