PATNA: A medical aspirant aged around 18 years was allegedly raped by her father’s friend at Rajbanshi Nagar under Shashtri Nagar police station area in Patna on Tuesday night.
Following the incident, the accused Dinesh Singh (45) was arrested from his residence named Mandal Bhawan located at Rajbanshi Nagar on Wednesday morning.
Police said that Dinesh was working as a clerk with Anjabit Singh College located at Bikramganj in Rohtas district.
Patna SSP Manu Maharaaj said the victim was raped after being drugged by Dinesh on Tuesday night.
Maharaaj said the girl complained of headache after which Dinesh brought lemonade for her asking her to drink it for easing stress.
“Perhaps the drink was adulterated and after consuming it, the victim fell unconscious following which she was raped by Dinesh,” he said adding further investigation were on in connection with the case.
“The victim’s father and Dinesh were family friends. She is originally a resident of western Patna but had shifted to town area to join some institutes to prepare for entrance examination in medical field,” he said.
He said the victim’s family, due to their old relation with Dinesh, had asked him to provide temporary accommodation to their daughter at his residence. “She was about to shift to a hostel within couple of days before which the incident took place,” he said.