9-year-old girl drugged, raped in Odisha

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Phulbani: In yet another case of sexual offence against minor girls, a nine-year-old girl was allegedly drugged and then raped in Kandhamal district last evening.

According to reports, the incident took place at Jubaguda village under Kotagarh police limits in the district when the victim, a class V student was out of home to collect cow dung.

She was lured by a youth of the same village, identified as Khamas Padmaset, to a secluded place in a nearby forest on the pretext of providing her more cow dung.

Later, he sprayed tranquilizer on her face and raped after she fell unconsciousness.

The accused was spotted by some villagers while he was busy in sexually assaulting the minor girl and they chased him. However, the accused managed to escape from the spot.

The victim was later rushed to Kotagarh CHC by her family members.

Police have registered a case in the incident and are trying to trace the accused.

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