02 February 2019
Kandhamal: In yet another shameful incident, a class 7 girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Kotagad area here on Saturday. Swinging into action, the cops arrested the accused and have forwarded him to court last night.
Reportedly, the incident came to the fore after the family members of the victim filed a complaint in Kotagad police station regarding the incident. After interrogation and medical examination, the youth Akhay Badnayak was arrested, informed IIC Niroj Kumar Samal.
Since the news of a Class 8 rape victim delivering a baby inside a Kandhamal hostel premises has come to the fore, the district has been in the limelight. With many such cases coming to the fore back to back, sources said that this was the eighth case in the last 20 days.