Rourkela: A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by man, who happens to be a neighbour, in Gopabandhupalli area of Rourkela in Sundergarh district last night.
The accused has been identified as Habila Hans of the same locality.
According to sources, the parents of the girl had gone outside and during night the girl and her 10-year-old brother went to their neighbour’s house to sleep there.
While the two were sleeping, Hans allegedly took the girl to another room and outraged her modesty.
After the minor girl narrated her ordeal to her parents, a complaint was lodged with the Plant Site police station.
On the basis of the complaint, police arrested accused Hans under the POCSO Act. The medical examination of the victim was conducted on Thursday, sources said.