A CRPF jawan Brijesh Kushwaha, 39 was arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Banda, police said on Monday.
According to a complaint lodged by the minor on July 12, CRPF jawan allegedly thrashed her and raped her on June 5 when she had gone to his house looking for a room on rent.
An FIR was registered against him under relevant sections of the IPC based on the complaint filed by the teen girl, police said.
The victim is a resident of Chitrakoot, police further added.
The arrest could not be made then as the jawan had left for duty in Jharkhand by the time the FIR was registered, senior Sub-Inspector A Singh said.
Kushwaha was arrested on Sunday when he returned home on leave, the SSI further added.