KalingaTV News Network
Balangir: A four-year-old girl with severe injuries was rushed to hospital after being raped by her neighbour in Jogimunda village under Patnagarh Police Station area in the district on Sunday.
The accused has been identified as Fesan Meher (45).
Fesan sneaked into the house of the minor in the afternoon while she was alone and lured her to go with him. After the girl went out of the home, the accused dragged her to the nearby bushes and sexually assaulted her. Later he left the victim unconscious at the spot and ran away.
Family members rescued the minor from the bush after a frantic search later in the day and rushed her to Patnagarh CHC in a critical condition. They also registered a case at Patnagarh Police Station in this connection.
Police arrested the accused today, acting upon the complaint and got medical examinations of both the accused and the victim done.
Police said the accused would be forwarded to court, soon.