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Student gang-raped by 6 persons, four arrested

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Student gang-raped by 6 persons, four arrested, A higher secondary student was allegedly gangraped by six persons at Bihta, about 38 km from here, police said.

Patna: A higher secondary student was allegedly gangraped by six persons at Bihta, about 38 km from here, police said.

The victim was meeting a male friend near a small bridge, when six miscreants overpowered them. They were taken to the bushes at some distance, where the girl was gang-raped by them, police said.

The girl, a resident of Bhojpur district, hails from Mahadalit community (SC) and had come to her relative's house at Bihta to prepare for examinations.

Hearing screams of the girl, a woman picking firewood in the area alerted the villagers, who rushed to the spot and rescued the girl. They also managed to catch one of the fleeing miscreants, identified as Deepak Kumar and handed him over to the police.

Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jitendra Rana said four out of the six accused in the case have been arrested so far and raids are being conducted to nab the remaining two culprits.

Rana said the medical examination of the victim was conducted at government referral hospital in Bihta and a few other tests would be carried out at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) today. Forensic teams of the police were also collecting evidence pertaining to the case.

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