Minor girl gang raped by 3 youths in Ganjam

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Berhampur: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped by three persons at Badachakada village under Rambha police limits in Ganjam district.

The incident took place on May 26, however, the matter came to light after the family of the victim lodged a complaint at Rambha police station on June 1.

The girl had gone to take bath in a pond near the village when three youths forcibly took her to a secluded place and allegedly raped her.

The three accused including the juvenile are absconding after the incident.

Earlier, the village sarpanch had assured them of resolving the matter, but in vain following which they appealed the police.

According to family of the victim, on the fateful day the minor girl had gone to nearby pond to take bath when the three youths abducted and gang raped her in a nearby cashew plantation area.

After gang raping her, the accused threatened her with dire consequences not to disclose the matter before anyone, the family has mentioned in the complaint.

A police team has been sent to Surat to nab the absconding accused, sources said.

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