Minor girl raped in Odisha, accused held

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Bhubaneswar, June 15 (IANS) A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in a forest in Odisha’s Angul district, police said on Friday. The accused has been was arrested.

The incident took place on Thursday afternoon while the girl was looking after her family’s goats grazing in a field in Khamar area.

“Accused, Guru Badra, found her alone in the forest and raped her. We arrested the accused on Friday after the family members lodged a complaint,” said Khamar police station inspector-in-charge Santosh Kumar Mirdha.

The victim narrated the ordeal to her parents after she returned home, following which her family members filed an FIR at Khamar police station.

–IANS

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