Subadh Kumar Nayak

Baripada: There seems to be no let up in the cases of atrocities against girls and women in Odisha. Adding to the list of heinous crimes, a divyang girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Udala area of Mayurbhanj district. Though the incident occurred on July 31, the matter came to light after the girl's mother lodged a complaint at Sarat Police Station yesterday.

As per allegations, a youth identified as Babuli Badara of Dhapada village kidnapped the differently abled girl while she was sleeping alone in the house. Badara took her to the nearby forest and allegedly raped her on July 31. The girl's family members rescued her in a critical condition, some 200 metres away from their house.

Officer in charge (OIC) of Sarat Police station, Reena Baxal said, "We have detained the accused based on the complaint of girl's mother. He will be produced before the court after interrogation. Further investigation into the matter is underway."