Mohana: Tension prevailed at Adava village of Gajapati district after a youth allegedly abducted a minor girl from her house on Monday night. The girl was reportedly staying along with her mother and grandfather after the death of her father.
According to reports, the youth barged into the house of the girl at around 2 AM and kidnapped her in a four-wheeler. The accused also allegedly attacked the girl's grandfather when he rushed to rescue her. Besides, he also snatched the gold chain of the girl's mother.
"We woke up after my daughter raised an alarm. The youth pushed my father-in-law and attacked me. He also snatched away my gold chain from my neck," alleged the girl's mother.
The family claimed that though one youth entered the house, some of his friends were standing outside. "Some people were standing outside our house and were talking on mobile phones. The youth and his friends used to harass my daughter and were not allowing her to go to college," the girl's mother added.
Following the incident, a complaint was lodged at Adava police by the girl's mother.
Based on the complaint, police have detained a local youth, suspecting his involvement in the incident. Further efforts are on to trace the girl, police said.