Minor girl raped, accused held

Jajpur: A youth was arrested in Jajpur town in the district for allegedly raping a minor school girl, police said.
 
The accused, identified as Kaura Jena (25) of Kuansarpur under the Jajpur municipal area, was nabbed yesterday, they said.
 
According to the police, a 13-year -old girl, a student of Class VII, went to school at Kuansarpur along with her elder sister everyday. However last Friday while the victim was playing alone outside her school during recess, the accused Jena lured her on the pretext of giving her biscuits.
 
Jena took the girl to a nearby secluded place and allegedly raped her. The accused had threatened the victim to with dire consequence if she revealed the matter to anyone, police said.
 
On returning home, the girl narrated the incident to her parents who lodged a complaint at Jajpur town police station on Saturday.
 
Police swung into action and arrested the accused after conducting several raids on his hide out on Monday.
 
We have arrested the accused youth. Both the victim and accused have undergone medical examination. The accused has been booked under section 376 of IPC on charges of raping the girl, said Jajpur town police station IIC Asit Ranjan Mohanty.
 
The accused was forwarded to judicial custody after his bail plea was rejected, police said.