Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Jun 5:
Family members of a minor girl today lodged a complaint with Mahila police station in Odisha Capital city alleging their daughter was gang-raped after spiking her drink by a 22-year-old man and his friend.
The Mahila police said a case (165/15) has been registered against the culprits. While the prime accused has been detained, the search os on for his accomplice.
The detained youth, who hails from Dolamandap Sahi under Badagada police limits, has been accused of raping the 15-year-old girl who stays in Mangala Sahi under the same police station limits.
Police sources said the prime accused was in a love relationship with the girl for the last two years, but had left her last month following the souring of their relationship. The marriage of the youth has been fixed and he has even got engaged, the sources said.
But the accused had called the girl yesterday to an isolated place located in Dolamandap Sahi to take back his mobile phone she had taken from him during their relationship. He then offered the girl a soft drink, which had been spiked. After the girl fell unconscious, he and his friend, who was hiding at the spot before, took turns to rape her.
Today the girl along with the family members, lodged a complaint with Badagada police station. The case was later referred to Mahila police on Thursday evening as the case was related to a woman.
Meanwhile, the police said a case in this regard has been registered slapping charges under section 376 (d) of IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012 against the accused.
“A medical test has been conducted on the girl. The report of the test will confirm whether she has been raped or not,” said an official of Mahila police station.