Minor girl impregnated by distant relative in Koraput

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Koraput: In yet another instance of teenage pregnancy, an orphaned minor girl has allegedly been impregnated by her distant uncle in Dasmantpur area of Koraput district.

The matter came to light after the aunt of the minor girl lodged a complaint with the local police today. Acting on the complaint, Dashamantapur police have detained the accused.

According to the complainant, the 16-years old minor girl had been living at the house of her aunt after the death of her parents. The victim was allegedly raped and impregnated by the accused uncle on the pretext of marriage.

The accused has been taken into custody and further probe is underway, the police said.

Earlier on January 12, a Class VIII student delivered a baby in a hostel in Baliguda area under Daringbadi police limits in Kandhamal district.

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