Class X girl student raped in Gajapati, accused held

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Gajapati: A Class X girl student was allegedly abducted and subsequently raped by a youth in Ramgiri police limits under Mohana block in Gajapati district yesterday.

The matter came to light after the accused, identified as Nandu Raita, was arrested by police today.

According to sources, the accused had abducted the girl while she was on her way to school. The accused then took her to a secluded place and outraged her modesty.

Hearing the screams of the brutalised girl, villagers rushed to the spot, following which the accused fled the spot.

Meanwhile, the victim’s uncle lodged a written complaint with Ramgiri police. Acting on the complaint, police arrested the accused today.

The police sent the victim for a medical examination. On the other hand, the accused was being interrogated by the police in the custody.

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