14-yr-old girl, her newborn baby rescued in Jajpur

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Jajpur: After the shocking incident of a schoolgirl delivering baby in a hostel in Kandhamal, a 14-year-old girl and her newborn baby were rescued in Jajpur district today.

As per sources, the minor girl and her child were found in Baghuapal village under Kalinganagar police limits in the district and were rushed to Jajpur District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) where their health condition has been stated to be critical.

Red Cross fund will provide financial help needed for the medical treatment of both the mother and her newborn, sources said.

As per police reports, the girl has lodged a complaint a few months ago alleging that she was raped on the pretext of marriage and the accused contractor is on the run since then. The accused had engaged her a job in Balasore during which their relationship developed.

While the investigation into the incident is underway, a manhunt to nab the accused is also on, sources in the police said.

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