Two youths arrested for raping minor girl

Kendrapara: Two youths were arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl in the seaside Baradanga village in Kendrapara district.

The 15-year-old girl student of a government-run school was raped allegedly by the duo when she had gone out to relieve herself in the backyard of her house on Thursday evening, police said.

Umakanta Rout (22) and Pralaya Das (30) were arrested yesterday and they have confessed to have raped the girl on Thursday evening while she had gone to the field, said Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Kendrapara, Purna Chandra Pradhan.

The girl narrated the incident to her mother yesterday and later she lodged an FIR at the police station, the SDPO said, adding both the accused were arrested after the victim’s mother filed an FIR at the Mahakalpadad police station and alleged that her minor daughter was gang-raped by them.

During interrogation, both the accused persons confessed that they followed her, then grabbed her and took her to a lonely place where they repeatedly raped her. They also threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the incident, added the police officer.

Police have booked the accused under section – 376 (g) (gang-rape) of IPC and sections- 4 and 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012.