Baripada, Jan 25: A divyang minor girl of Badasahi area in the Mayurbhanj district was allegedly raped by a self-proclaimed godman, said police on Tuesday.
The police have arrested the self-proclaimed godman after an FIR was registered against him.
Even though the incident occurred on January 23, the matter came to light after the girl was admitted to a hospital.
According to sources, the family has alleged that despite the horrific crime committed by the godman, the village committee tried to suppress the matter in fear of social backlash and tried to resolve the issue by imposing a monetary penalty of Rs. 90,000 on the godman.
The local police have launched an investigation into the incident after a complaint was lodged in this regard.