Elderly man held for raping 15-year-old girl

KalingaTV News Network

Bhanjanagar: In yet another case of sexual assault on minors, police arrested an elderly man on Saturday for raping a 15-year-old girl in Barpalli village in Kalingapadar panchayat under Tarasingh police limits in Ganjam district.

The accused has been identified as Kabi Nayak (55) of Barpalli village.

“The accused targeted the victim on January 22 while the latter was on her way to take bath in a village pond located behind her house. After asking for her assistance in picking plums, the accused took the girl into an orchid located nearby tactically and sexually assaulted her,” said Utkal Keshari Das, SDPO, Bhanjanagar.

“We detained the accused conducting a raid on his house in the village after the victim’s family members lodged a case in the incident recently. He was arrested after all evidences went against him,” added the SDPO.

Police have also forwarded the minor to POCSO court after recording her statement under Section 161 and 164 of CrPC.


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