Kendrapara: Police today arrested seven persons on charges of stripping a minor girl naked, molesting her and clicking her nude pictures in Pitapata village under Jambu Marine police limits in the district.
As per the complaint lodged by the victim’s family, the seven accused had allegedly stripped her naked, outraged her modesty and thrashed her.
According to police, the girl had gone to a nearby temple in her village and while returning she was intercepted by the youths who were in an inebriated condition. Later, they forcibly molested and stripped her naked.
The accused have been booked under Section 341, 323, 294, 379, 354(b), 354(c), 34 of IPC and Section 10, 12 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act, 2012.
The accused were produced before the SDJM Court following which they were sent to jail custody, said a police official.