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Jailer held for rape of Uzbek woman

Maharajganj (UP): A deputy jailer accused of raping a female inmate in the district jail here was arrested today, police said.

The female prisoner, hailing from Uzbekistan, who was lodged in Maharajganj district jail had registered a complaint against deputy jailer, DN Gupta, on July 3 last year.

In her complaint, the woman had alleged that Gupta raped her, they said.

Meanwhile, Superintendent of Police of Maharajganj district, Bharat Singh Yadav, handed over the case to Deputy SP Rachana Mishra for investigations.

After a detailed probe, charges against Gupta were prima facie found to be true and local police arrested him.

—PTI