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Odisha: Schoolgirl raped, impregnated on pretext of marriage

25/03/2021 at 10:22 AM

Nayagarh, Mar 25: In a shocking incident, a minor girl was allegedly raped and impregnated on the false pretext of marriage in Nayagarh district.

The incident came to fore after the victim filed a written complaint against the Banigochha police station.

According to reports, the victim was a student of a nearby school and was staying at the hostel. However, she returned to home after the school was closed due to Covid-19 outbreak.

Later, the accused came in contact with the girl and befriended with her and the friendship then turned into a love relationship. The victim alleged that the accused had developed physical relationship with her promising her to marry.

Meanwhile, the school was reopened and the girl had undergone tests before being lodged at the hostel, where it was found out that she was seven months pregnant.

On the other hand, the accused is absconding after the girl was found to be pregnant.

Later, the girl’s family filed a written complaint at the local police station, basing on which the police registered a case and launched a probe to nab the accused.

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