7-year-old minor girl was raped by a 70-year-old neighbour

Updated: Mar 11, 2019, 22:51 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Police said the accused, identified as Barik Pradhan, had been sexually assaulting the minor after luring her with chocolates for two to three day

7-year-old minor girl was raped by a 70-year-old neighbour
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A 7-year-old girl was raped by a 70-year-old neighbour in Odisha's Gajapati district, police said on Monday. The incident, which occurred at New Camp Street II, came to light after the girl's father lodged a complaint with the police on Sunday night.

Police said the accused, identified as Barik Pradhan, had been sexually assaulting the minor after luring her with chocolates for two to three days.

The girl narrated her ordeal to her family only on Sunday. The accused has been detained, said police officer Thakur Prasad Patra.

In another incident, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and raped by six persons, including three minors, in Chhattisgarh's Kabirdham district on March 7, police said Saturday.

While three accused have been arrested as many others are detained, as they are minors. The alleged incident occurred on the night of Thursday in a village under Kukdar police station limits where the girl, who hails from another village, was attending a family function, Kabirdham Additional Superintendent of Police Maheshwar Nag told PTI.

The girl was abducted by two motorcycle-borne men when she was returning from a shop, he said, adding that she was taken to a nearby forest where four other accused had also arrived.

The girl was raped by the six accused one after another, he said, adding that they left her at the spot before fleeing.

The victim somehow managed to reach the village and informed her relatives about the incident, following which they contacted police, he said.

Police have booked the six accused under section 363 (Punishment for kidnapping), 366 A (procuration of minor girl) and 376 D (gang rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and various provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, he said, adding that the police will conduct an identification parade.

Further investigation is underway, added Nag.

With inputs from IANS

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