Balangir: A 20-year-old girl sustained critical injuries at Juba village under Belpada police limits in Odisha’s Balangir district today after a youth allegedly crushed her face with a stone as she resisted rape attempt by the latter.
The victim was admitted to Patnagarh hospital in a critical condition for treatment.
According to reports, Ashok Tandi, the accused, started molesting the girl while she had gone to a nearby field to attend nature’s call this morning.
When she resisted the act and tried to escape, Tandi crushed her face with a stone and fled the spot.
He was later arrested by police and interrogation was on, reports added. The accused will be forwarded to court after his medical examination, a police official said.