Minor raped after being kidnapped

Jajpur: A minor girl was allegedly raped several times during a period of twelve days after being kidnapped from her house at Kumbhei village in Jajpur district, police said today. The incident came to light after the girl`s father lodged a complaint with the police on Friday.

According to the FIR, Nisikanta Barik (35), a father of two of Barunia village, had forcibly taken the 16-year-old girl on his motorcycle. He had repeatedly raped her during the last twelve days at different places and finally dumped her near Barunia hill on Thursday night and fled from the scene.

The girl apprised her parents about the incident after reaching home and also told them that the accused had warned her of dire consequences if she revealed it to anyone, according to the complaint lodged by the victim`s father.

After the complain lodged on Friday, the girl was medically examined at the district head quarter hospital at Jajpur town, and sexual assault was confirmed, the police said. A case of rape was registered by police after a medical test of the girl was confirmed, Prasanta Kumar Majhi, inspector-in-charge of Barachana police station, said. The accused is absconding and a search was on, he said.