Minor girl allegedly raped by youth in Jagatsinghpur; accused held

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Jagatsinghpur: A youth has been arrested by police for allegedly raping a minor girl in Tirtol area in Jagatsinghpur district last night. The accused, identified as Litua, happens to be a distant relative of the victim.

According to sources, the minor girl, who was staying with her grandmother in the absence of her parents, was asleep when the accused youth entered her room and outraged her modesty.

The accused then fled the post after the girl started shouting, the source added.

The girl was initially admitted to Manijanga Community Health Centre (CHC) in a critical condition and later shifted to Jagatsinghpur District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) as her condition worsened this morning.

On the basis of a complaint, Tirtol police launched a manhunt and arrested the accused youth from Manijanga.

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