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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 26:

The alleged rape of a four-year-old girl on the school premises in Odisha capital yesterday has put the denizens to shame.

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The victim studying at a private English medium school at Gangapada under Chandaka police limits here was on yesterday forenoon allegedly raped by the driver of the bus operated by the school.

The matter came to light after the girl studying in Kinder Garten (KG) II narrated the ordeal to her parents. The parents lodged a complaint with the Mahila Police Station following which the driver and helper of the school bus were detained yesterday. The duo was subjected to marathon grilling.

A day after the deplorable incident, Commissionerate police today arrested the accused Bijay Maharana and forwarded to court.

“Yesterday, one minor girl has been raped in the school campus. In this regard, a case has been registered with Mahila Police Station. The accused has been identified and arrested. He was sent for medical examination after which he was forwarded to court,” Twin City Commissioner YB Khurania said.

The accused was booked under Sections 376 (2) (1) of the IPC.

On the other hand, the school authorities claimed that they have been cooperating with the police investigation.

“When we came to know about the incident, we tried to contact the girl’s parents. But, there was no response from their side. We have provided the hard disk containing the CCTV footage to aid in the investigation,” a school staff said.