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Odishatv Bureau

Jajpur: A minor girl was allegedly gang raped by two youths, including a relative of a local politician under Sukinda Police limits of Jajpur district on Wednesday evening.

Soon after the incident came to fore, locals from the girl's village gheraoed the Sukinda Police Station yesterday night demanding immediate arrest of the accused youths. A complaint in this regard has also been lodged by the father of the survivor.

As per the complaint, the minor girl was at a shop at around 4 pm yesterday while her family members were away. One of the accused youths came to the shop and forcibly abducted her in his four-wheeler vehicle and raped her on the way.

Subsequently, he took the minor girl to his aide, the son-in-law of a local leader, where the duo gang raped and thrashed her, the complaint mentioned.

After committing the crime, one of the accused came in a vehicle and dumped the girl outside her house following which the survivor's family members lodged an FIR at the police station, reports added.

“A youth forcibly took her to a place in Jajpur Road and gang raped her along with his friend. The complaint mentions the name of politician Prafulla Ghadai’s son-in-law, but it has to be verified,” informed Investigating Officer (IO), Bijay Kumar Mallick.

Prafulla Ghadai in his response said, “Let the law take its own course. This is an effort to malign my name and it won’t affect me.”

A case has been registered after receiving the complaint and the girl has been sent for medical examination, informed sources.

As per latest reports, the main accused identified as Sabyasachi Behura has been arrested by Jajpur police, though the other accused is yet to be apprehended.

According to reports, Behura was arrested near Kapilash and is being interrogated in disclosed location.

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