Minor girl abducted, gang-raped by two teenagers

Phulbani: A minor girl was allegedly abducted by two minor boys while she was accompanying her differently-abled father back home and later gang-raped in a forest near Partamaha in Kandhamal district. The matter came to light after the rape survivor lodged an FIR at Darigbadi police station on Sunday.

According to the complaint, the incident took place when the girl and her differently-abled father were returning to their village via Partamaha area after applying for the caste certificate at Daringbadi.

“We hired an auto-rickshaw from Daringbadi to Partamaha. After de-boarding the vehicle, we were walking to the village from Partamaha. As my father cannot walk properly he was coming slowly behind me. In the meantime, the two teenagers abducted and took me to the forest,” alleged the girl adding that the two accused raped her and fled the spot after committing the crime.

On the other hand, the girl’s father sought help from locals to trace his daughter. After a frantic search the girl was spotted in the forest and rescued.

“Based on the FIR lodged at the police station, an investigation has been initiated into the incident. Medical reports will establish the possibility of rape on the girl,” informed Inspector-in-Charge (IIC) of Daringbandi police station.

Police sent the minor girl for medical examination to the Phulbani District Headquarters Hospital (DHH).

“I examined both physical and mental condition of the girl. The medical report will be soon handed over to the IIC,” Kalpana Kumari Dalei, a doctor of Phulbani DHH.