Bhubaneswar: A girl student of a private medical college in Odisha capital was allegedly raped by a hostel peon of the same institute.
The accused, identified as Manoj Khatua hailing from Athagarh in Cuttack, has been arrested by the Twin City Commissionerate police.
Police have started investigation and recorded the statement of the girl, a first-year student. The medical examination of the accused and the victim has been conducted, reports said.
The accused will be suspended from the job, a college official said, adding that they (college authorities) will fully cooperate with the police during investigation.
However, Khatua has refuted the allegation.
“I was returning from canteen after having food. I saw the girl in an objectionable state with a boy inside the college campus. As I told them to inform the incident to the college principal, they requested me not to disclose it to anyone,” he said to reporters at police station.