Odisha: Bus Driver, Conductor Gang-Rape & Murder College Girl in Ratagarh

On Friday, a driver and a conductor of a private bus were arrested for abducting, raping, and murdering a college girl.

The both accused were identified as Bibhuti Rout and Santosh Sahu. Firstly they raped her and then murdered the girl by hitting her head with a blunt iron object. After murdering the girl, both of them packed her dead body into a sack and threw the dead body of the girl into the Mahanadi river at Jatamundia in Cuttack district, Odisha.


The dead body of the girl was found under the Jatamundia bridge under Banki Police limits on 2nd August. With the arrest of the accused, the mystery behind the death of the girl has been solved.

According to the sources that the victim girl was a resident of Gourangpur near Athagarh in Cuttack district. She was in love with the bus driver Santosh Sahu for the last two years.

She insisted for early solemnity of marriage, then the driver hatched a plan with the bus conductor Bibhuti Rout. On 1st August, the accused called the girl to a particular place to talk about the marriage issue. When she arrived at particular place, the bus driver took her in the bus to Ratagarh. Both bus driver and conductor raped her in the bus.

The SDPO said that Despite the girl’s fervent requests to spare her, the accused raped her and brutally assaulted with iron bars and a wrench. When she died due to excess bleeding, then both of them threw her body in the river.

The police said that both the accused had fled the spot soon after committing the heinous crime. After getting some specific leads about their whereabouts, we arrested them from Athagarh area.

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