Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 3:

A minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth at a slum near Science Park under Saheed Nagar police limits in Odisha capital on Diwali night.


According to reports, one Linga Nayak of the slum 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. Later, Nayak raped the girl till late night.

Though the family members of the victim lodged a compliant with Saheed Nagar police on the very night, police didn’t pay any importance to it. Police’s response was similar when they approached Mahila police last evening, the victim said.

After Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi came to know about the incident, a case was registered yesterday at the Saheed Nagar police station as per his direction.

However, the accused has gone absconding. Police have started conducting raids at different places to nab the accused, the DCP said.