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Key accused in CBSE exam topper's gang-rape is a serving army man: Police

Saturday September 15, 2018 7:35 PM, & Agencies

Army man in CBSE Topper's Gang Rape Case

Chandigarh: The key accused in the Rewari gang-rape case of a CBSE exam topper is a serving army man who is posted in Rajasthan, the Haryana Police said adding that efforts are being made to secure an arrest warrant against him.

"Main accused is a serving defence personnel stationed in Rajasthan. We are getting a warrant against him," Director General of Police (DGP) BS Sandhu said in a statement. He said efforts are also on to arrest the other two accused in the case.

The police had earlier announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for anyone who provides information about the accused.

CBSE board exam topper (19) from the Kosli area in BJP-ruled Haryana’s Rewari district was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped after being drugged on Wednesday.

The victim, who was felicitated by President Ram Nath Kovind after she topped the CBSE board exam in the state, was going to her coaching center in Mahendragarh in the morning when two people came to meet her at a bus stand and later gave her water to drink, news agency ANI reported.

Soon after, the girl lost consciousness, according to an FIR registered at Kanina police station. Three people – Pankaj, Manish, and Nishu – have been named as the accused in the FIR.

The girl alleged that Pankaj and Manish drugged her and later took her near a well in a car where she recognized Nishu on gaining consciousness. However, the victim was again drugged and gang-raped, the FIR stated.

It added that the accused later called the victim’s family and informed them to take her from the bus stand in Kanina.

“The girl lives in Rewari district and the incident took place in adjoining Narnaul (Mahendragarh district). Later in the night, the police registered a zero FIR. Police are taking relevant efforts to arrest the three people accused. I hope that they will be in police custody soon,” AS Chawla, ADGP Operations, Haryana, told ANI.

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