Teenager boy arrested for rape in Gopalpur

Berhampur: A 14-year old boy has been arrested from a village in Ganjam district for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl and making her pregnant, police said today.

The boy, studying in Class VI, was arrested from Sitalapalli village in Gopalpur and sent to the juvenile home here on the direction of the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB), when he was produced in court.

"We arrested the boy on Tuesday after medical examination of both the victim and the accused," said DSP (Crime), Berhampur, Subash Chandra Acharya. The medical report also showed the girl was eight-month pregnant, he said adding the victim, who stayed in the neighborhood of the boy had lodged FIR against him recently.

The boy and his parents, however, denied the allegation. Police said the truth would be known after a DNA test. "We have made a prayer before the court in this regard," said Acharya.