Odishatv Bureau

Jagatsinghpur/ Balasore: Incidents of sexual abuse of minor girls continue unabated in Odisha with yet another case being reported from Jagatsinghpur district.

In the latest incident, a Class 9 girl student was allegedly raped by three youths in Krisnanandapur police outpost area under Tirtol police limits of the district yesterday.

Sources said, when the 14-year-old girl was going to attend her tuition classes in a bicycle in the afternoon yesterday, the three miscreants kidnapped her and took her to a bamboo bush and raped her one by one. She later managed to escape and narrated the ordeal before her family after reaching home, informed sources.

Acting on a complaint lodged by the girl’s family, police have detained the three youths, including a minor boy and are interrogating them, said Tirtol SDPO, Siba Charan Mallick.

In a separate incident, another minor girl was allegedly molested by a door-to-door street vendor identified as Zia Ul Seikh at Baunsabania area in Nilagiri of Balasore district.

Further investigation is on into the incident, said police.