Nilagiri minor girl rape: Accused nabbed from Bhadrak

Balasore: Odisha police on Monday arrested the accused in the rape of a 4-year-old girl in Nilagiri of Balasore district.

Addressing a press conference, Balasore SP, B Jugal Kishore stated that the accused Nityachandan Jena was arrested from Bandha Chhak in Bhadrak this evening.

Jena absconded after allegedly raping the 4-year-old minor girl by luring her with chocolates.
Though the incident occurred on April 13, the family members of the minor girl lodged a formal police complaint in connection with the incident on April 15.

“Police swung into action after a complaint was filed in connection with the incident. Special teams were formed and raids were conducted at several places in Keonjhar and Jajpur and subsequently the accused was nabbed from Bhadrak,” said Kishore.

Senior police officials further informed that the minor girl’s medical examination has been done and her statement recorded before the magistrate under section 164 CrPC.

The rape of the minor girl sparked off a political storm with BJP MLA from Remuna, Govinda Das today alleging that the accused was the nephew of the local BJD MLA.

However, Balasore SP stated that the accused has been arrested and his political links are being investigated.