Keonjhar: A class IX girl student of a residential school under Harichandanpur police limits in Keonjhar district was found pregnant.
The matter came to fore after the victim’s pregnancy was detected during a health check-up.
According to sources, the victim was taken ill a few days ago following which the school authority admitted her to Harichandanpur community health centre. During the check-up, her pregnancy was detected.
After the matter was learnt, the family members of the victim lodged a complaint with the police in this regard.
Police registered a case and launched a probe into the matter. During the investigation, it was ascertained that the victim had developed a physical relationship with the accused identified as Sarat Nahak. Police have reportedly arrested Sarat in this regard.