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Divyang minor raped by youth in Baripada


Baripada: In a shameful incident, a physically-handicapped (Divyang) minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth at the premises of a Jagannath temple here on Friday night.

According to reports, the incident occurred when the 11-year old girl had gone to the Jagannath temple in the locality around 9 pm.

Gurucharan alias Munu, the accused, forcibly raped the girl finding her alone in the temple premises. Locals gathered at the spot after the matter came to fore and thrashed Munu.

They later informed police regarding the incident, following which police rushed the spot and detained the accused. The victim was admitted to a hospital in a critical condition due to excess blood loss.


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