Subadh Kumar Nayak

Bhadrak: In yet another instance of crime against girls in Odisha, a Class 3 student was allegedly raped inside a school under Dhusuri police limits in Bhadrak district on Tuesday.

A youth, identified as Sashikant Mallick, allegedly entered the campus of the school and raped the minor girl in a toilet of the school after abducting her during playing hours.

As per reports, a group of teachers rushed to the toilet after hearing the girl's scream and rescued her. She was then admitted to the nearby hospital.

However, the accused managed to flee the spot. Later, parents of the girl lodged a complaint with Dhusuri police in connection with the incident.

Dhamnagar SDPO Manaranj Samal informed that the suspect, based on the complaint, has been detained for interrogation and further investigation is underway.

“A case has been filed against under Section 376 AB of IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The accused has been detained for questioning. Besides, we will conduct a medical examination of the girl and record her statement,” said Samal.