Balasore: In a bizarre incident, a 75-year-old man has been arrested on the charge of sexually abusing a minor girl of his neighbourhood by luring her with candies and money at Sana Maitapur village under Simulia police limits in Odisha’s Balasore district.
The parents of the victim lodged a complaint with Simulia police in this regard, on the basis of which Surendra Behera, the accused, was arrested.
“A 75-year-old man of Sana Maitapur village sexually abused a 10-year-old girl by luring her with candies and money. We have apprehended the accused and registered a case in this connection. He will be forwarded to court after medical examination,” said Sanjay Parida, IIC, Simulia police station.
As per the complaint, the elderly man committed the crime after inviting the girl to his house where he stays alone. Investigation into the matter is underway.