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Minor Girl Raped During Shivratri Vigil In Odisha's Balasore, One Held

06 March 2019

Pramod Kumar Das

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Soro: A 9-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man during the nightlong vigil (Jagara) on Maha Shivratri at a village under Soro block of Balasore district.

While the accused identified as Muna Barik has been arrested, the minor girl has been hospitalised.

Reportedly, the minor girl had gone to the village temple with her younger sister to watch the Jagara when the accused lured her on the pretext of giving chocolates and raped her.

It was when the girl's younger sister informed her family members, they searched for her and rescued her in a critical condition from a field.

While village elders had assured of taking an action on the issue, no steps were taken on it for two days. Following which the girl's father lodged a police complaint.

Based on it, the accused Muna was arrested by Soro Police.

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Victim's Grandmother