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Auto driver held for raping minor in Odisha capital


Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Jul 17:

Commissionerate Police today arrested an auto-rickshaw driver for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl of Palaspalli under Airfield police station limits in the Odisha capital.

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The arrested auto driver Niranjan Nayak of Nayagarh district is presently staying in the city.

According to sources, Nayak, who was working as a driver of the victim’s father, had left the job a month ago. Today, he came to his ex-employer’s house for some work. Finding the minor girl alone at home, he allegedly raped her.

On being informed about the incident, the victim’s grandmother lodged a complaint with the Airfield police which forwarded the case to the Mahila police station.

The Mahila police later arrested Nayak.

“We have conducted medical test of the victim and the accused at the Capital Hospital here this evening. The accused will be forwarded to a local court here tomorrow,” said a police officer of Mahila police station.