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Man arrested for raping minor girl

PTI | Jajpur (Odisha) |

A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl at a village in Jajpur district, police said on Thursday.

Though the incident took place late on Sunday night in Malapada village, it came to the fore after family members of the girl filed an FIR with the local police on Tuesday night, said Prasanta Kumar Malha, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Jajpur.

On the basis of the FIR, police registered a case and arrested the accused, identified as Artatrana Ketaki alias Kalia, on Wednesday and conducted medical examination on both.

According to the FIR, the girl had gone out of her house to attend nature’s call when Kalia, who was hiding nearby, picked her up to a deserted place and allegedly raped her. The girl lost her sense after the crime, the SDPO said.

When she did not return, her family carried out a search and found her in an unconscious state a few yards from the house in the early hours on Monday, the FIR said adding the girl was taken to hospital and she narrated the incident after gaining sense.