Berhampur, Sept 12 (LocalWire): Mohana police in Gajapati district are searching for an accused who impregnated a Class X tribal girl studying in government-run Upper Primary School, Mohana and living in the government-run girls’ hostel.
A case was registered at Mohana police station based on the complaint lodged by the headmistress of the school Namita Kumari Lenka, said SP (Gajapati), Sarah Sharma.
Sharma said the victim’s medical test would be made to determine her age as two different date of births were found in her name.
While the record of her present school says she is around 15-years-old, she is 19 years as per the record of the school where she was first enrolled.
Preliminary inquiry, however, revealed that the girl was sexually assaulted by the miscreant while she had gone home during the summer vacations in April, said Sahrma.
The pregnancy was discovered after medical tests were conducted at the local hospital, Mohana on Wednesday.
‘School authorities conducted a medical test on students whose menstrual cycles were delayed,’ the district welfare officer (DWO) SK Rath said.