Saswat Singhdeo

Rourkela: A minor girl was allegedly gang raped in Ratnakhandi village under Bisra police limits of Sundergarh district yesterday. Police have arrested four persons in the case.

According to sources, the four accused forcefully took the girl to a nearby forest while she was returning home and raped her. When the girl didn't return home, her family members went to the forest looking for her. Subsequently, the accused fled the spot leaving the victim in the forest.

Later, family members of the minor girl lodged a complaint at the Bisra Police Station following which a complaint was registered under POCSO Act.

Meanwhile, the victim has undergone a medical test and her statement has been recorded by the Sundergarh district judge. An investigation is currently underway, informed police.