7-yr-old girl raped in Cuttack village, condition critical

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Cuttack: In a shocking incident, a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth at Gababasta village under Sadar police limits of Cuttack district.

Although the incident took place on August 5, it came to light after the victim’s mother lodged a complaint in this regard on Tuesday.

According to sources, the accused youth, identified as Rabi, who hails from Nayagarh district, had come to his relative’s house at Gababasta village. On August 5, the minor girl, whose father is no more, was alone at home while her mother was away for some work.

Taking opportunity of the situation, the accused took the girl to an isolated place and sexually assaulted her. The minor girl narrated the incident to her mother recently following which a complaint was lodged with the Sadar police.

On the basis of the complaint, the police registered a case and launched a probe into the matter. However, the police are yet to nab the accused who is reportedly absconding.

The medical examination of the victim was conducted on Tuesday. Her statements will be recorded under Section 164 of the IPC tomorrow, the police said.

The girl was taken to the Mahidharpada primary health centre for treatment and subsequently referred to SCB Medical College and Hospital after condition deteriorated.

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