Bhadrak: A youth was detained for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in Dhusuri police limits area of Bhadrak district. This was informed by Dhamnagar SDPO.
The accused has been identified as Shashikant Mallik (22).
According to police reports, the minor girl, studying in Class III, was abducted from her school during playing hours yesterday following which the youth took her to a secluded bathroom and outraged her modesty. The accused also stuffed handkerchief in her mouth to silence her.
Teachers and staffers of the school found the girl in an unconscious state and immediately informed her family members.
Acting on the complaint lodged by the victim’s family members, cops initiated an investigation and apprehended the accused youth. The youth is being grilled in police custody regarding his connection to the crime, sources said.