Nine-year old raped by class X student in Kandhamal

Phulbani: Just days after the news of a school girl delivering a baby at a residential school sent shockwaves across the state; another rattling incident has been reported from the district. According to sources, a 9-year old minor girl was allegedly raped by a class X boy in Tumudibandha Police limits today. The minor has been admitted to the district headquarters hospital in a critical condition.

A case has been registered in Tumudibandha Police Station and the accused boy has reportedly been produced before the juvenile court.

The Additional District Medical Officer (ADMO), Manoranjan Rout informed that the condition of the minor girl is improving.

“The patient was referred from Tumudibandha health centre. The doctors are keeping a watch on the patient and she has been provided with antibiotics and painkillers,” he said.

No comments could be obtained from police officials.