Aurangabad: The sixth accused in gang-rape of a girl in Delhi was arrested from his house in Bihar's Aurangabad district this evening.
   
"A joint team of Bihar Police and Delhi Police caught Akshay Thakur from his home in Lahankarma village in Tandwa police station of Aurangabad district," Superintendent of Police, Aurangabad, Pranav Kumar told a news agency.

The SP said that Bihar police was keeping a watch over Thakur's house. "The police got a tip-off that Akshay has come home and nabbed him from there," Kumar said.
    
He said Thakur, the son of a marginal farmer Saryu Singh, would be produced in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate for transit remand to Delhi. The accused, a matriculate from Tandwa government school, had left village for Chhattisgarh for work and had gone to Delhi last year for livelihood.
    
The joint team of Delhi Police and Bihar Police had detained his father and younger brother Abhay Singh on Wednesday and put them to rigorous questioning about the absconder.
    
They were, however, let off later. The SP said the accused is being brought to Aurangabad town for production before CJM K K Singh for transit remand. Lahankarma is around 50 km from the district headquarters.
    
Station House Officer of the Tandwa police station said the accused told them that he was hiding in Delhi after the incident and came home today.
    
The SHO said he was in dilemma whether to go to his in-laws place in Palamu district of Jharkhand or his own home and finally chose the latter from where he was arrested. Asked when he would be taken to Delhi, the SHO said it will be decided after production before the CJM.

(Agencies)

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