Bhubaneswar: In a shameful incident, a youth allegedly raped a Class IV girl at Deradihi village under the Derabish police limits in Kendrapara district yesterday evening. The accused, identified as Chatrubhuja Sethi, has been arrested.
According to information, the 9-year-old victim along with another girl was returning home from a nearby place when Chaturbhuja coming on a Luna intercepted them. He told them to sit on his Luna. While one of the girl ran away, the victim sat on the Luna in fear. Chatrubhuja drove away.
After conducting a search for about two hours, family members found the girl at a distant place at the Panchupandav railway over-bridge in unconscious state. The family members lodged a police complaint alleging that their girl was raped by Chatrubhuja.
Acting on the complaint, the police have arrested Chatrubhuja and got medical examinations on both the victim and the accused. Further investigations are on.