Man arrested for raping minor girl

Khurda/Bhubaneswar: In yet another instance of shameful act, a nine-year old minor girl was raped by a person of the same locality at Loko Colony in Jatani of Khurda district late on Wednesday night.

The accused, identified as Ahiraj Nayak, lifted the minor girl forcefully from her home late in the night while all her family members were asleep, the victim’s father said. Later, he raped her a few meters away from the home.

“He opened the wooden door quietly and lifted my daughter. We were unaware of it as we were asleep,” the victim’s father said adding; “He is a neighbor and there was no previous enmity.”

The victim has been admitted to Capital Hospital on Thursday. Doctors attending on her said her condition is stable now.

“All necessary examinations have been conducted on her. She is under medical supervision and her condition is good,” Dr Biswabhusan Patnaik, Capital Hospital director, said.

The accused Nayak was arrested from his home after a case was registered following a complaint lodged by girl’s family.

A case has been registered in this regard. The accused, who has been arrested from his home, is being interrogated”, Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrat Bhoi said.

Meanwhile, chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced free medical treatment for the victim and asked the police to initiate stringent action against the accused.