Minor Girl Gang Rape In Sundergarh: 7 Arrested, 3 Others Absconding

Rourkela: A day after a family lodged a complaint accusing ten persons of raping their daughter near Harpali slum area, the Biramitrapur Police has arrested seven persons from nearby forest in connection with the case. However, three other accused managed to give the cops a slip as they vanished in the dense forest.

As per reports, the 17-year-old girl was returning home from a wedding feast when she was allegedly abducted and gang raped by 8-10 miscreants in Harpali Basti forests under Biramitrapur police limits of Sundergarh district on July 8. Not only this, the miscreants also recorded a video of the sexual assault and uploaded it on several social media platforms.

The matter came to fore on Monday after the family of the survivor lodged a police complaint finding that the video has been doing rounds on social media.

Briefing mediapersons, Sundergarh SP Saumya Mishra said, “The accused were hiding in the Harpali forest. So far, seven persons have been arrested on charges of raping the girl and making her video viral out of which three accused are minor. We have launched a manhunt to nab the three others who managed to escape in the forest. Further investigation is underway.”