27 January 2019
Kandhamal: The number of minor girl rape cases in the State seems to be at an all time high as another incident has come to the fore from tribal-dominated Kandhamal district. A Class 7 girl was allegedly raped by a college student in in Tumudibandha block under Belghar police limits here, a few days ago.
The family members of the girl have filed a written complaint in this regard and cops hbave registered a case. The accused has gone absconding since and has also been threatening the family members, they alleged.
While latest reports suggest that the girl is not in good health, cops have launched a manhunt to nab the accused.
Notably over the past few weeks, Kandhamal was in the headlines after a Class 8 rape victim had delivered a baby inside hostel premises. This incident only cements the fact of how unsafe minor girls are in the country.