Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Jan 12:
Horrifying! A man in Odisha’s holy town Puri has literally made a sex slave out of his teenage granddaughter and has even impregnated her.
Still shocking! Despite the father of the victim being aware of such exploitation of his daughter has never reported the matter to the police.
The matter came to light after the victim who is a minor herself lodged a complaint in this regard at the Sadar police station here yesterday.
The teenage girl who is a student in the Plus Two class of a college here has alleged in her complaint that the man who happens to be her grandfather has been repeatedly raping her since 2013. She has even told the police that the grandfather after getting her pregnant had got the pregnancy aborted at Satyabadi.
Sadar police have today registered a case on the basis of the teenager’s complaint and have got her medically examined at the district headquarters hospital here.
Police sources revealed that the victim has told the police that after a family dispute her mother has left their home and is staying elsewhere and she is staying with her father.
The victim is learnt to have told the police that in 2013 while she was studying in class IX and had gone to pluck flowers she was forcibly raped by her grandfather who had threatened her with dire consequences if she revealed it to anyone. And she had not revealed it to anyone.
Taking advantage of the situation her grandfather repeatedly raped her. Meanwhile, on her developing morning sickness she was sent by her father to her maternal aunt’s place at Satyabadi. On her aunt coming to know that she was pregnant she (aunt) got her pregnancy aborted. Even her father was informed about the development.
Later she told her sordid saga to her estranged mother who with the help of some members of an NGO took her to the police station yesterday where a written complaint was registered.
Acting on the complaint police have brought the accused grandfather to the police station and are questioning him.