Bhubaneswar, Dec 7: The police here have arrested the main accused in the gang rape of a nun in Kandhamal district during last year's communal clashes.
Investigating officer B K Mohanty said, "We have arrested Gururam Patra from Dharampur area of the district on Sunday evening, Dec 6."
Patra had allegedly led the mob that attacked the nun at K Nuagaon village in the district on Aug 24 2008 and then raped her.
With Patra's arrest, the total number of people held in the case has gone up to 19.
Mohanty said at least 11 accused in the case are absconding and efforts are on to nab them.