06 October 2019
Kendrapada: A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 22-year-old youth in Debarish here on Saturday. The incident occurred at Palei are of the Block. According to reports, a girl belonging to Bazar village had come to her maternal uncle's house to celebrate Durga Puja.
The six-year-old was lured with a chocolate by the youth, Panchanan Nath to a deserted area. She was allegedly raped and abandoned. The girl was rescued by the locals and her relatives. When the family members of the minor girl came to know about her ordeal, they reported the matter to local police.
Within few hours, the accused was arrested and booked under rape charges and relevant Sections of the POCSO Act. He has was produced in a local court which remanded Nath to judicial custody.