Differently-abled minor girl raped in Ganjam, accused man held

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Ganjam: A differently-abled minor girl was allegedly raped by a man in Rambha area in Ganjam district. The accused has been identified as M. Lingaraj Patra of the locality.

According to sources, the 14-year-old girl who is physically-challenged, was alone in her house when the accused sneaked in and outraged her modesty.

Although the incident took place on August 27, the matter came to light when the family of the victim lodged a complaint against the accused with the village committee. Though the accused was fined by the village committee he refused to pay it.

Today, the victim’s mother lodged a complaint against Patra with the police. Based on the plaint, police have registered a case and detained the accused youth for further interrogation.

Meanwhile, the police have recorded the statement of the minor girl and conducted both’s medical examination.

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