Odishatv Bureau

Balasore: A tribal minor girl of Bageipur village under Khaira police station in Balasore district was allegedly raped by a youth of the same village yesterday.

Sources said when the minor girl had gone to forest to collect wood in the afternoon, one Jaga Jena (22), son of Biswanath Jena, of the same village forcibly took her to an isolated place and allegedly raped her.

The girl narrated her plight before her family members after returning home, following which a complaint was lodged against the youth at the Khaira police station.

Acting on the complaint, the police nabbed the accused and have started investigation into the incident. Both the girl and the accused will be sent to hospital for medical examination today, said Khaira police station IIC Lopamudra Nayak.