The Patna Police on Monday has arrested a advocate of the Patna High Court on charges of attempt to rape a 22-year-old law student.
The incident occurred at the office of the advocate, the police Said
Speaking to the Media the Police said, “A first information report (FIR) has been lodged based on the statement of the victim with the Shastri Nagar police station under sections 341, 342, 354, 354 a, 354b, & 504 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)”.
The victim was working as an intern in the office of advocate since Dec 1. On the last day of her internship, Niranjan allegedly molested her in the name of ‘Guru Dakshina’ & tried to rape her in his official chamber. The student raised an alarm, called the police control room & the lawyer was arrested, the Police added
The complainant said that the advocate pushed her on the bed, touched her private parts, & then tried to rape her but she managed to flee from the spot.
The accused threatened her with dire consequences if she revealed anything about the incident to the police or anyone else, she added
Patna SSP Manavjit Singh Dhillon said that the accused has been forwarded to judicial custody and the statement of the victim will be recorded before the judicial magistrate under section 164 of the CRPC, he added