Gajapati: A minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth at Dekapanka village under Adava Police Station area in Gajapati district on Saturday night, police said.
The matter came to the fore after victim’s father lodged a complaint with Adaba Police today.
As per the FIR, the minor girl was returning home from Paniganda Haat last night when the accused waylaid her.
The accused identified as Enterio Parichha of the same village allegedly dragged the girl into a nearby forest and outraged her modesty. He left the girl in the forest and fled. The victim reached the home in the late hours of Saturday and narrated her ordeal before her family members.
The victim’s medical examination has been conducted at the Mohana Community Health Centre (CHC) while a search is on to nab the accused youth who is on the run, sources in the police said.