7-year-old girl raped in Keonjhar; accused detained

Keonjhar: There seems to be no let up in the crime against women in Odisha which was again evident after a 7-year-old minor girl was allegedly subjected to sexual assualt under Rugudi area in Keonjhar district on Thursday.

The matter came to light after the girl’s family found her in an unconscious condition from their house yesterday. According to reports, the girl was alone when a minor boy allegedly raped her. The parents of the survivor work as labourers in local mines.

Following the incident, the girl’s family rushed her they to the district headquarters hospital. Later, she was shifted to Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital after her condition deteriorated.

The condition of the girl is reportedly out of danger, informed sources said SCB Medical College and Hospital.

Based on the complaint of the survivor’s parents, the police have registered a case and also detained the minor boy. Meanwhile further investigation in connection with the incident is on.