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Orphan minor girl impregnated by relative in Odisha, accused held

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Koraput: An orphan minor girl has allegedly been impregnated by her relative in Dasmantpur area of Odisha’s Koraput district.

According to reports, the accused, a married person, had established physical relationship with the 16-year-old girl, who stays at her aunt’s house, after promising the victim of marrying her.

After the girl’s pregnancy came to fore, a meeting was held at the panchayat-level for a solution over the issue, but it yielded no fruitful result.

The aunt of the girl then lodged a complaint with Dasmantpur police, on the basis of which the accused was detained by cops for questioning.

Notably, several incidents of minor girls being impregnated in Odisha have come to light recently, raising serious questions over the safety and security of girls in the state.