Bhubaneswar: The police on Sunday arrested an engineering student on the charge of raping a minor girl by giving false promise to marry her.
The accused identified as Pratuysh Nag is a resident of Luisingha in Bolangir.
Nag, who is studying BTech in a private engineering college, was staying at Patrapada area under Khandagiri police station limits in Bhubaneswar.
The girl along with her family has been staying in a room of the same rented house as Nag in Patrapada.
The accused maintained a physical relationship with the girl on the pretext of marrying her after she attains adulthood. However, the accused left for his village after the girl became pregnant. The accused and his family did not respond to her call.
Finding no option, the family of the girl lodged a written complaint with the Mahila Police station following which the police arrested Nag from his village.