Berhampur: Police on Tuesday arrested a youth on charges of impregnating a minor girl on the pretext of marrying her in Gangpur area of Ganjam district. The accused has been identified as Mangulu Nayak.
According to sources, Nayak had allegedly maintained a physical relationship with the victim by promising to marry her. However, he refused to marry her after she became pregnant.
The victim’s family members informed the matter to the village head following which a meeting was held in the village. However, the meeting did not yield any solution.
With no options left, the victim’s family members sought police intervention on the matter. A complaint was lodged against the accused at Gangpur police station by the victim’s family.
Acting on the complaint, police have apprehended the accused and sent him for medical examination.