A 12-year-old boy was held in reference to the gang-rape of a sadhvi at an ashram in Jharkhand’s Godda district, police stated on Friday.
He’s the third individual to be apprehended within the gang-rape case that occurred on the ashram in Ranidih in Muffasil police station space on Tuesday, Superintendent of Police YS Ramesh informed PTI.
The boy lives in the identical neighbourhood and was detained on Thursday night time, he stated.
He was a part of the group that scaled the wall of the ashram round 2.30 am on Tuesday, entered it and held the ascetics and preachers at gunpoint earlier than the girl was allegedly gang-raped, police stated.
Police had earlier arrested foremost accused Deepak Rana and Ashish Rana (18), following the intervention of Chief Minister Hemant Soren within the matter.
These two individuals allegedly raped the 46-year-old sadhvi and have confessed to the crime, Ramesh stated.
Police are conducting raids to arrest the fourth accused, he stated.
DNA samples from the place of the crime have been despatched for forensic assessments, the officer stated.
The police are making ready a fool-proof case based mostly on scientific proof in order that the accused are punished quickly at a fast-track courtroom, he stated.
On the time of the incident, there have been 4 ladies preachers and a sadhu current within the ashram.
They locked the others in a room and the 2 foremost accused took turns in raping the sadhvi who was staying within the ashram since February, in keeping with police.
She got here to the ashram to attend a non secular perform however bought caught there because of the lockdown, they stated.