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MP minor girl's rapist arrested in Bihar

April 23, 2013 23:22 IST

After evading arrest for six days, the man accused of raping a five-year-old girl of Madhya Pradesh, was arrested from Hussainabad area of Bihar's Bhagalpur district on Tuesday night.

Accused Firoz Khan, 35, was nabbed by Bihar police from his maternal uncle's home in Hussainabad locality under Muzahidpur police station areas of the district, officer in-charge of the police station Jameel Ashgar told PTI.

Ashgar said the accused was arrested with the help of local residents.

An MP police team, which is in the state on the lookout for the accused and were on Tuesday in Supual, have been informed about the arrest and they are on way here, Ashgar added.

Khan, working in Jhabua power plant limited in Madhya Pradesh, allegedly raped the minor girl in Shivni district of Madhya Pradesh on April 17.

The girl is battling for life in a hospital in Nagpur.

After committing the crime, Khan had fled to Bihar.

A joint team of MP and Bihar police were trying to arrest him since Sunday last.

After a search for the accused in Banka failed to yield result, the joint police team visited neighbouring Supual district on Indo-Nepal border tracking mobile phone signals, SP Pushkar Anand told PTI.

The police suspected the accused of trying to flee to Nepal through the porous border and his mobile was found switched off. Luck ran out for him and he was arrested tonight in Bhagalpur.

Image: A demonstration against the menace of crime against women in New Delhi

Photograph: Reuters

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