Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 4:

Commissionerate police today arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl in Odisha capital on Diwali night.


The accused identified as Lingaraj Naik alias Linga of Science Park slum in the capital city was arrested today by the Saheed Nagar police.

It may be recalled that the accused went to the victim’s house on the fateful night at around 8.30 PM in an inebriated state with a knife in his hand. He threatened the victim’s father, mother and sister and took the girl to the backyard of her house.

The girl was rescued by locals after the victim raised an alarm.

A case was registered under section 376 (2) (f) of IPC and Section 4 of POCSO Act.

The accused was forwarded to court today.