Balangir, Dec 8:
The suicide of a minor girl who was raped by a middle-aged man, on Friday evening has triggered public outrage in Kalighana village of Jamagan panchayat in Balangir district.
Unable to bear the trauma, the 16-year-old rape victim had consumed poison on the day of the incident. She was rushed to the district headquarters hospital where she died late on Saturday night.
According to reports, the victim had gone to a desolate spot on the village outskirts to relieve herself when one Sarat Bhanja (55) dragged her to a nearby bush and raped her.
The victim, after her return to the house, narrated the incident to her family members.
Later, in the night, the traumatised girl consumed poison out of shame. She was rushed to the district headquarters hospital where she finally died on Saturday night.
Following information, police rushed to the hospital and seized the body.
Acting on the FIR by the family members, police later registered a case.
Efforts are on to nab the accused who has absconded after the incident.
Meanwhile, police have handed over the body to the family members after the post mortem.