Berhampur, June 6 (LocalWire): Police have arrested a 27-year old man on charges of raping a minor class VII student in Kandhamal district. The accused Jarima Pradhan, a daily labourer, lives in the same village as the girl.
He was arrested under different sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act on charges of rape and making pregnant the 13-year old girl.
The accused was arrested after a complaint was lodged by the victim’s mother on Tuesday, informed Daringibadi police station in-charge Alekh Garadia.
The victim has been sent for medical examination.
The pregnancy came to light when the minor complained of pain on Tuesday and the parents took her to the nearby hospital.
On questioning, the victim disclosed the name of the accused, who allegedly raped her repeatedly when she was alone at home.
Further investigation into the matter will be conducted after the police receive the medical report.