Man arrested for raping minor girl in Keonjhar

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Keonjhar: Baria police on Sunday arrested a man on charges of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl at Jhumpura area in Keonjhar district.

The accused has been identified as Babaji Behera, a resident of the same locality.

According to sources, the victim had gone to attend nature’s call last evening. The accused, who found the girl alone, forcibly took her to the nearby jungle where he allegedly outraged her modesty.

The matter came to light after the girl narrated her ordeal to the family members, who then lodged a complaint with the police.

On the basis of the complaint, Baria police arrested Behera today. The accused and the victim were sent to Keonjhar district headquarters hospital for the medical examination.

Reportedly, Behera has been forwarded to the court.

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