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Sarpanch arrested on charges of raping minor girl

Kalahandi: Police today arrested a Sarpanch of Kalahandi district for allegedly raping a minor girl at Badachhatranga village under Thuamul Rampur block in the district.

As per the complaint, Sarpanch Hadinga Majhi had physical relationship with the minor, a Dalit, on the pretext of marrying her. However, the accused later refused to marry her.

Later, a complaint was filed against him at the police station, following which the police arrested the Sarpanch.

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Investigation into the matter is on. Action would be taken once the inquiry is over, Kalahandi SP said.

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