Bhubaneswar, Dec 14: The Crime Branch (CB) of Odisha Police on Sunday night arrested four people for their alleged involvement in the minor girl rape case in Bhubaneswar during the lockdown period.
The CB has arrested Anirudh Panda and Krushnachandra Behera of a regional TV channel, security guard Bijay Rout and another man, who were named in the FIR filed by the victim’s mother.
While Anirudh and Krushna were picked up from Gop in Puri and Chandni Chowk in Cuttack, respectively, Bijay was arrested from Kalinganagar in Jajpur and another from Bhubaneswar, police sources said.
The victim’s mother had lodged a complaint of rape against the four accused at Infocity police station in the State Capital, alleging that the accused had raped the minor girl several times in the city during the Coronavirus lock down between April and May this year.
The Crime Branch SP along with Additional SP, three women inspectors, and one inspector from the Cyber Cell are probing the matter.