Minor girl gang-raped
Bhubaneswar: A minor girl was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by six persons, including her lover, for four days in Odisha's Cuttack district, police said on Wednesday.
The incident came to light yesterday when the girl reported the matter to the police after escaping from the secluded house, where she was confined, atop a hill at Bindhnima village in Cuttack district.
Later, the police have arrested one Litu Behera, the victim's lover while five others were absconding.
According to the FIR lodged by the 17-year-old girl, she was in a relationship with Behera, a tractor driver, who also lived in the same village.
The victim, a school drop-out, alleged that on the evening of September 6, some of the village youths took her near to the hills by saying that Litu wanted to meet her.
"Two guys took me inside a hut atop the nearby Kumargaon hill. Three more people Kalia, Prakash and Kabat were present there as well," she said in her complaint.
All five of them gang-raped her gagging her mouth with a cloth, the victim said, adding that later her lover also joined them and committed the offence.
She was even threatened with dire consequences if she dared to disclose the matter outside.
The police has sent the girl for medical examination and launched a manhunt to nab the other culprits.