Two arrested for raping minor girl in Keonjhar


Keonjhar: Two dumper drivers were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping a minor girl inside a forest near Daribahal under Bamabari police limits on Tuesday night.

The arrestees have been identified as Abinash Laguri and Kalia Lohar of Azad Basti of Joda area. The accused duo has been forwarded to court.

On the other hand, the victim has been sent to a short stay home after medical examination.

According to police, the victim had gone to visit her kin on Tuesday. On her way back to home in the evening, the two accused offered to drop her in the village. However, instead of taking her to the village, they stopped the dumper near a forest at Daribahal and took her inside the forest, where she was gang-raped. When the girl lost conscious, they dumped her near a crusher unit at Bansapani, before fleeing from the spot.

After regaining conscious, the girl managed to reach home and narrated her ordeal, following which family members lodged a complaint with police.

Acting on the complaint, police arrested the two accused.

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