The accused, Subrat Behera, was absconding and has been caught by police after being on the run for almost 65 days.
"The girl's elder brother started sexually assaulting her around November 2020. Her grandfather and distant uncle used to touch her inappropriately," the police inspector said.
The Panchayat called a meeting, which was attended by 25-30 other villagers, where it was decided to settle the matter between the survivor’s family and the accused. At the meeting, the accused was imposed a penalty of Rs 90, 000 which was to be paid to the survivor’s family.
Once in the house, the accused neighbour started playing blindfold game with the little girl and perpetrated the heinous crime when the unsuspecting little girl was busy playing, her mother told the police.
The girl was all alone at her home when the miscreant forcibly picked up her and allegedly raped her. The survivor was initially admitted in Balipatna hospital and later shifted to Capital Hospital in a critical condition.
The family members have alleged that the girl was raped and later murdered.
The case has been registered by the Badamal Police and the accused has also been detained for interrogation.
The school-going minor girl was staying with her aunt near a stone quarry. One miscreant violated her after making her nude video and blackmailing the victim. Later, the victim's aunt turned villain and allowed her exploitation for four months from September to January 2020.
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