Co-accused Sukant Pradhan alias Abua
Co-accused Sukant Pradhan alias Abua
Bhubaneswar: The Crime Branch has apparently arrested the fourth accused named Sukant Pradhan alias Abua of Paparanga village from Pipili involved in the Pipili gangrape case.

Sukant was first taken to Crime Branch Headquarter, Cuttack for inquiry and was later taken to SCB Medical College and Hospital for medical tests. He will be presented in the Pipili Court tomorrow. With the arrest of Sukant, all the four accused have now been arrested.

It is noteworthy to mention that the prime accused Prashant Pradhan alias Pasei was the first to be arrested on Sunday by a police team constituted by the Superitendent of Police, Puri from Jatni Railway Station. Other co-accused Purna Chandra Swain alias Guna and Premananda Nayak were arrested by Crime Branch on Monday and Tuesday respectively.

Meanwhile, Former Director of National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) today examined the rape victim in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the SCBMCH in Cuttack.

“Although appropriate treatment is now being provided to the girl at the hospital here, she has remote chances of getting fully cured,” Dr. Das said.

The team of experts of the SCB MCH attending the victim took advice from doctors of AIIMS in New Delhi through video-conferencing.