Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Kendrapara, Feb 28:
In a shocking incident, an 11 year old girl was raped in Bara Danga village under Mahakalapada block of Odisha’s Kendrapara district late last evening.
As per the complaint filed by the family members of the class – VI student, the incident occurred while she was on her way back home after attending tuition.
The accused, identified as Anirudh Sahu (20), also belongs to the same village and was known to the girl. He allegedly forcefully took away the girl to a secluded field and raped her. Even though he attempted to flee the spot after the incident came to fore, the villagers caught hold of him and handed him over to Mahakalapada Police.
The cops arrested him today after a questioning session and sent him for medical examination. He was produced in court later today. A medical examination was also conducted on the girl.
“The accused has been identified as Anirudh Sahu, son on Ashok Sahu from Bara Danga village. He has raped a minor girl from the same village. We have registered a case under 49/16 in Mahakalapada police station and investigating the case further. The accused has been arrested. Necessary legal proceeding would be initiated after we receive the medical examination report,” said IIC of the police station Padarabinda Tripathy.