STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
Baripada, 7 August
A 15-year old Dalit girl was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by three persons in Mayurbhanj district, police said.
The alleged incident has taken place at Sungadi under Baripada town police station on Monday.
Police have nabbed the accused trio.
According to reports, the minor girl had gone to the Sarali riverside to attend nature’s call when two youths ~ Henga Mukhi (25) and Bapini Mukhi (24) ~ forcibly took her away on a bike to the house of Mr Bapi Mukhi at Balgodia village and raped her at night.
“They dumped her near her relative&’s house in Tuesday morning while threatening her not to tell others about the incident. The victim narrated the matter to her family members who approached us,” said inspector in charge of Baripada Town police station, Ms Minati Biswal. The vicitm&’s medical report confirmed gang rape, she added.
Police arrested Henga (25), Bapini (24) and Bapi (26) in the alleged case. Bapi is the brother in law of Bapini. Henga and Bapini are fourth grade employees in Baripada district headquarters hospital.
“We forwarded the arrested trio to the SDJM court at Baripada which sent them to judicial custody after their bail applications were rejected,” said IIC Ms Biswal.