Bhubaneswar: A barbaric incident has come to the fore in which a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a neighbouring youth at Jatni Mundasahi in Khurda district last night. The girl later died while undergoing treatment in a hospital.
According to reports, the youth took the girl to a lonely place and raped her while her parents were fast asleep. As the girl cried in pain, parents and other neighbours found the girl bleeding profusely. They soon took her to a nearby hospital. However, she died after an hour of treatment.
Angry over the incident, villagers beat up the accused, injuring him severely. Now, the youth has been shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
In protest against the incident, villagers have now blocked the main road by burning tyre at Thana Chhack. Police have rushed to the spot and are trying to pacify the mob.