Malkangiri: A day after a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped at MV-10 under Malkangiri police limits in the district, police on Saturday arrested an 18-year-old youth in connection with the case.
The accused was identified as Chandra Sekhar Barala alias Chintu of MV-10. He was arrested on the basis of a complaint lodged by the minor girl’s father.
According to the complainant, he along with his family members had gone to his in-law’s house at MV-10 on August 9. His minor daughter was playing outside the house at around 4 pm on Friday when Chintu, who lives in the neighbourhood called her to his house by luring her with money. When she went inside the house, the accused raped her.
The victim came out of the house crying and narrated the incident to her parents. The family members immediately shifted the victim to the district headquarters hospital in Malkangiri and subsequently lodged a complaint with police.
Acting swiftly, Malkangiri police immediately took the investigation of the case and arrested the accused. The accused was produced in a court today.