Minor girl gang-raped in Balasore, one detained


Balasore: A minor girl was allegedly gang-raped by two persons in Remuna police area of Balasore district on Tuesday night.

The matter came to light after the family members of the victim lodged a complaint with Durgadebi Outpost in this regard. Based on the complaint, police have reportedly detained a youth identified as Hemanta Bindhani, who is said to be the victim’s brother-in-law.

According to the complaint, the victim along with her brother-in-law and another youth identified as Babul had gone to a fair near her village last evening. They were returning home when Hemanta and Babul took her to a nearby forest and outraged her modesty.

The minor girl reached home and narrated her ordeal to the family members. Following this, the victim’s father lodged an FIR with the police.

Police have registered a case and initiated a probe into the matter, sources said.

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