Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Phulnakhara, Jan 30:

They met over internet and fell in love instantly. Little did the minor girl from Odisha know that she is going to land up in huge trouble as her boyfriend allegedly raped her on the pretext of marriage.

According to reports, Savita (name changed) hailing from Mangalpur in Jajpur district met Ramesh (name changed) from Kuranga Sasan area in Phulnakhara area on social networking site Facebook in September last year. After months of dating online, the duo decided to meet at the boy’s house.

However, the boyfriend (17) allegedly raped the girl (17) studying in a junior college for over 24 hours at his friend’s house at Adivasi Sahi in Uttampur area on the pretext of marriage. Besides, the victim also alleged that the prime accused’s aide also raped her.

The girl had arrived here on January 27 after receiving a call from the boy. On the following day, the duo deserted her and fled the scene after gang raping her.

The victim, however, did not go to her house. Instead, she went to her boyfriend’s house to seek justice. The local residents took her to Sadar Police Station to file a complaint.

“Based on a written complaint, we have registered a case under section 376 of POCSO Act. A woman ASI has recorded victim’s statement under section 161 of CrPC. Statement under section 164 of CrPC will be recorded in the court tomorrow,” Sadar police IIC Debadutta Kar said.

Meanwhile, the minor accused and his father have been detained at the police station for interrogation, sources said.