Minor girl raped, another sexually assaulted in Odisha

Boudh/Raygada: Incidents of sexual assault on minor girls continue to rise in Odisha with two more cases being reported from Boudh and Rayagada districts today.

According to reports, two youths were arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a minor girl at Bapuji Nagar in Boudh town today. The accused duo identified as Tuku Kumbhar of Bapuji Nagar and Pintu Bariha of Shyamsundarpur was arrested after the rape survivor and her family members lodged an FIR at Boudh Police Station, Assistant Superintendent of Police of Boudh, Sushil Panigrahi said.

As per allegations, the accused raped the girl after abducting her while she had gone to purchase grocery from a shop at around 1 PM on Sunday.

“The two forcibly took me to a nearby thatched house, gagged my mouth and tied me up. They raped me and fled the spot,” the survivor said.

According to sources, the girl was rescued by the locals who rushed to the spot after hearing her screams.

“When I came back home after taking bath, I could not find my daughter in the house. I searched her but could not find her. Later, my relatives came to me and informed that my daughter is lying unconscious with her hands and feet tied,” said the minor’s father.

In another incident, a 60-year-old man was arrested today for allegedly attempting to rape a minor girl while she was sleeping in her house under Kalyansinghpur police limits of Rayagada district.

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As per sources, the accused identified as Benia Jala barged into the minor’s room while she was fast asleep and attempted to rape the girl. However, the accused fled the spot after the girl started screaming, informed sources.

Benia was arrested after the girl and her family members lodged a complaint at Kalyansinghpur Police Station today morning.