Youth rapes, impregnates minor girl in Mayurbhanj


Mayurbhanj: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped and impregnated by a youth on the pretext of marriage at Bijabani village under Kuliana police limits of Mayurbhanj district.

The accused, Rajesh Tudu (22) of Jharbeda village under Karanjia police limits, is on the run after the victim’s father lodged a complaint against him in this regard.

According to sources, the accused youth befriended with the minor girl while working at the house of Lagen Murmu at Bijabani village. In course of time, he kept physical relation with her on several occasions and impregnated her. The minor girl is now five months pregnant.

The parents of the minor girl, who work as daily wagers, recently learnt about her pregnancy. They lodged a complaint with Kuliana police on Saturday.

On the basis of the complaint, the Kuliana police registered a case in this regard. Inspector-in-charge Padmalaya Sahu is investigating into the case. However, the accused is absconding.

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