Rourkela: In yet another incident of sexual harassment of minor girls in the State, a four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a minor boy in Sector-B area of Bondamunda in Sundergarh district yesterday.
However, the accused aged 16 years was later detained by some neighbours while the former was trying escape after committing the offence. The locals later thrashed the minor boy black and blue leaving him critically-injured. He was later admitted to hospital.
Sources said when the parents of the minor girl were out in the afternoon yesterday, the boy entered the house and raped her. Hearing her scream, the girl’s mother, who was sitting nearby the house, came in and detained the boy with the help of neighbours.
Later, the girl’s parents lodged a written complaint at police station. Acting on the complaint, the cops sent the girl to hospital for a medical examination and began an investigation into the incident.