2 minor girls including domestic help raped in Odisha

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar/Phulbani: It seems as if the initiative of Odisha Police ‘Paree Pain Katha Tiye’ against child sexual abuse has failed to have any impact on people as two fresh minor rape cases have come to the fore in Bhubaneswar and Khajuripada of Kandhamal district on Monday.

In the first such shameful incident, a 12-yr-old girl working as a domestic help at Padma Vihar of Chandrasekharpur in the state capital city was allegedly repeatedly raped by her employer.

As per the victim’s allegation, one Pramod Kumar Singh, who works as a contractor, had brought her from Jaleswar area of Balasore district to the city to work in his house two months ago. However, Singh repeatedly raped her in the absence of his family members.

The victim managed to escape from the house by scaling the boundary wall yesterday and narrated her ordeal before some locals of Nila Padia Basti, who then took her to Chandrasekharpur police station and lodged a complaint against the contractor. The accused absconded after learning that the girl has filed a case against him.

Speaking about the incident, Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahoo said that police have registered a case and further investigation is on.

Meanwhile, the victim has been kept in a shelter home by the Child Welfare Committee (CWC).

In the second such sexual assault case, a class nine girl was raped by an auto-rickshaw driver and his aide in Khajuripada of Kandhamal district.

According to police, an auto-rickshaw driver, who has been identified as Phute Sethi, and his associate Petu Sethi raped the minor on Saturday evening while she was returning home along with them from the Laipada daily market.

Phulbani SDPO Surendra Nath Murmu informed that the duo forcibly took her to a near-by forest and raped her taking the advantage of darkness and loneliness.

Based on the complaint filed by the victim, Khajuripada police investigated the matter and detained both the accused, Murmu added.

He further said that the accused will be forwarded to the court after medical test. The girl’s statement will also be recorded. Besides, a medical examination will also be conducted on her to find out the truth of her allegation.

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