Minor girl raped in Nabarangpur, accused on run

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Nabarangpur: A minor girl was raped allegedly by a youth in a village in Nabarangpur district, the police said. The accused has been identified as Babulu Harijan, who is reportedly absconding after the incident came to light.

According to police, the victim, a Class 8 student, had gone to her maternal uncle’s house.

Meanwhile, the accused asked her to accompany him stating that his mother is ill. While the girl denied the proposal, she later went with him after being insisted by family members.

Taking advantage of this time, the accused took her to a nearby forest, gagged her mouth before outraging her modesty.

After Babulu left, she managed to reach her maternal uncle’s house and narrated the ordeal.

Following this, her family members have lodged a complaint with the police. However, the accused fled the area fearing arrest. Police have launched a manhunt to nab him.

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