BHUBANESWAR: A jawan of Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP) was arrested by the Commissionerate Police here on Monday on charges of raping a minor girl.
The accused was identified as Manga Tirkey (28), a resident of OMC Colony, Keonjhar. He is serving at the 7th Battalion of the OSAP in the Capital City.
Sources said a couple of months back, Tirkey had developed a relationship with a 15-year-old girl of Salia Sahi under Nayapalli police limits and promised to marry her.
Subsequently, Tirkey established physical relation with the girl who became pregnant. After the parents of the girl came to know about her plight, they lodged a complaint with Mahila police against Tirkey.
When police launched a search for him, Tirkey fled the city. Two days back, Tirkey rejoined duty following which he was arrested.