Nayagarh: A youth was arrested by Itamati police today for allegedly raping a five-year-old minor girl.
Chandan Meher picked up the minor girl from her residence on the pretext of offering her chocolate and raped her on Saturday.
Sources said the accused played with the minor girl for a while near her house and then took her to get chocolate from market and took her to an isolated place. He raped the girl and fled.
The survivor later informed the matter to her parents, following which her father lodged a complaint against the youth at Itamati police station yesterday.
Medical examination of accused Chandan will be done Tuesday.