Jharsuguda: A youth was arrested and forwarded to court today for allegedly raping a minor girl in Katatikra village under Brajarajnagar police limits in Jharsuguda district today.
The accused has been identified as Aakash Khumra (19), of the same locality.
Though the incident took place on Monday, it came to light after the victim’s family members filed an FIR regarding the incident at the Brajarajnagar police station today.
As per the complaint lodged, the accused youth, allegedly abducted the 7-year-old minor girl while she was playing near her house. He then took her to a secluded place and sexually assaulted her. Family members searched for her frantically and later found her in a critical condition.
Acting on the complaint, cops launched a manhunt and apprehended the accused. The accused and the victim also went through a medical examination, sources said.
Reportedly, the police have arrested the youth under POCSO Act and registered a case (223/2019) in this regard.