Dibyang girl allegedly raped by youth in Baripada

Baripada: In a shocking incident, a physically challenged minor girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Deulasahi in Baripada on Friday night.

According to reports, the incident occurred when the 11-year-old girl had gone to the Jagannath temple located near her house at around 9 pm.

A youth identified as Munu forcibly raped her at the Snana mandap after finding the girl alone in the temple. The matter came to light after few locals rescued the girl near the Snana mandap within the temple premises.

“I was at shop when came to know about the incident. The condition of my daughter is critical,” said victim’s father.

Following the incident, locals thrashed the youth accused for raping the physically challenged girl, who is studying in standard V.

Police have detained the accused and would be made to undergo a medical examination today.

“The condition of the girl is critical due to excess blood loss. We will shortly refer her to other hospital,” said B.K. Baskey, a gynecologist.