Jajpur: A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 15-year-old boy at Vyasanagar Municipality area in Jajpur district.
While the incident took place on Monday it came to light today after the victim’s family members lodged a complaint with Jajpur Road police.
According to the FIR, the incident took place in the evening when the victim’s father had gone to work in Kalinganagar Industrial Area and the girl was playing outside the house.
The accused, who happens to be a neighbour allegedly took the minor girl to his house and outraged her modesty, in the absence of his family member.
On reaching home, the victim narrated her ordeal before her family members following which both the families entered into a quarrel and finally the victims family landed at the police station to file a complaint on Tuesday morning.
Acting on the complaint, police registered a case (194/18) under Sections 376 of IPC and POCSO Act and apprehended the accused.
Police also conducted medical examinations of both the victim and the accused along with recording the statement of the victim.
The accused was produced before a local court today from where he was sent to a juvenile rehabilitation centre in Angul.