Baripada, Jan 14: A 19-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two miscreants when she was going to take Makar Sankranti dip in the wee hours today in Mayurbhanj district.
Two persons have been arrested including a minor after the victim lodged an FIR at Baripada Town police station.
The incident took place in Kalikapur area when the girl was heading towards a river for the holy dip.
Two youths of her village took her forcibly to a secluded place near the river bed and took turns to rape her.
The girl somehow managed to escape from the spot and narrated the ordeal before her elder sister following which a complaint was lodged at the Baripada Town police station.