Kuliana, May 3: Police on Sunday arrested a youth on the charges of kidnapping and molesting a minor girl of Jhaliamara village under Chandua police limits in Mayurbhanj district.
The accused has been identified as Bahadur Chapeyar (20) of Rangamati village under Chandua police limits.
Sources said, the girl was kidnapped on April 25 following which her family tried to search but in-vain. They later lodged a complaint at police station. Acting on the complaint, the police registered a case and launched an investigation.
Some villagers heard the crying of a girl and informed police on April 30.
On being informed, the police reached the spot and rescued the victim from a water tank near Baghuasolo. The girl was rushed to PRM Medical College and Hospital. Later, she was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
The officials also arrested the accused. He will be forwarded to court after medical examination.
A case has also been filed under POSCO act.