Baripada: A minor tribal girl was allegedly raped by an auto-rickshaw driver in Thakurmunda area of Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district last night.
Police have detained the accused for questioning after the family members of the victim lodged a complaint in this regard.
The minor girl had last evening gone to a local fair, from where she was taken to a secluded place and allegedly raped by the accused.
The girl was later rescued in an unconscious state from a bush and admitted to Karanjia hospital in a critical condition.
Tension gripped the area today as irate locals staged road blockade by burning tyres demanding arrest of the accused and transfer of Thakurmunda police station IIC.