Bhubaneswar, Oct 7 (UNI) The prime accused in the sensational nun rape case in strife-torn Kandhamal was arrested by the police, Orissa Director General of Police (DGP) M M Praharaj said here today.
Talking to newspersons after attending a meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minsiter Naveen Patnaik to review the situation in Kandhamal,the DGP said the accused was arrested yesterday.
The police had earlier arrested four people in connection with the rape case.
The nun had left Kandhamal after lodging an FIR at the Baliguda police station.
The nun was allegedly raped on August 25, just two days after Swami Laxamanand Sarswati and four of his disciples were murdered by the assailants.
The government swung into action after the issue was highlighted in media recently.
The state government has already ordered a Crime Branch inquiry into the incident and suspended Baliguda police station officer in charge K M Rao in connection with the incident.
The DGP said a police team led by V Radhika had left for Delhi to persuade the nun to come back to Phulbani and participate in the ongoing legal process.
The DGP assured to provide her security.
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