Cuttack, Jan 31: A nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Cuttack city, police said on Wednesday.
The incident took place on Monday afternoon while the Class - IV student was on her way back to the Child Care Institute (CCI) where she was rehabilitated by the administration in the city.
According to reports, the accused took her to an abandoned place near Malgodown over bridge in the city luring with chocolate and raped.
The shelter home personnel searched her following late of her return from the school. In between, the girl child reached crying and narrated her ordeal.
The shelter home personnel rushed her to SCB Hospital and got admitted following bleeding and injury in her private part. She is undergoing treatment at the hospital and her health condition is stated to be stable.
The victim and her 11-year-old elder brother were rehabilitated in the CCI located in College Square locality after their father was sent to jail custody in 2021 in connection with a case. Their mother is no more.
The Government Railway Police (GRP) station, Cuttack has launched a probe into the matter registering a case.