A 16-year-old  girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by one of her relatives in Majupalli village under Talchua marine police station jurisdiction of Kendrapara district.

The perpetrator of the crime, Akash Jana (22), was arrested following a complaint lodged by rape survivor’s father.  The crime took place on 28 April.

The accused and the victim are being medically examined.

The accused has been booked under Sections 354 (outraging the modesty), 341 (wrongful restraint), section-342 (wrongful confinement), section-506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and Sections 4 and 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012. He will be produced in a court, police said.