Two Bihar youths held for gang rape of Delhi minor

MUZAFFARPUR Two youths of Brahmapura village in Muzaffarpur district, 70 kms north of Patna, were arrested late on Saturday evening in connection with the recent gang rape of a minor girl of New Delhi.

Senior superintendent of police, Muzaffarpur, Vivek Kumar, said the duo was studying in Delhi and preparing for engineering competitive examination. The arrested youths have been identified as Akash Kumar, 19, and Shivam, 18, both from Muzaffarpur.

Akash’s father is a priest and Shivam’s dad a businessman, who deals in wholesale vegetables.

A Delhi Police team assisted the district police in arresting the youths. The two were tracked down and arrested on the basis of their cellphone location, the SSP said.

“We got details of the accused from the three-member Delhi police team. After completing legal formalities, we have handed over the two youths to the Delhi Police team, which will take them to Delhi on transit remand,” the SSP added.

A member of the Delhi Police team said the youths were named accused in an FIR lodged by the victim’s mother at the Shakarpur police station, east Delhi, on May 3.

“The accused were neighbours of the victim and had reportedly called her to their room, where they and one more youth raped her. We got the cellnumbers of the accused from their roommate. On the basis of their mobile location, we followed them to Muzaffarpur and arrested the youths,” added the cop.