By Hrusikesh Mohanty
Berhampur, Jan 26 (LocalWire) Police on Saturday said they have arrested a engineering diploma student for allegedly raping and impregnating a 16-year-old girl in Kandhamal district’s Belaghara police station limits.
The accused also allegedly forced the victim to consume abortion pills four days ago. The girl is critical at district headquarters hospital at Phulbani, police said.
Accused Ananta Nayak (19) of Sushabuta is a second year diploma student of engineering at a private institute in Bhubaneswar, said Belaghara inspector-in-charge Dasarath Hembrem.
He said the accused was arrested on Friday based on the FIR lodged by the victim’s father on Thursday.
It is the seventh case of crime against the minor girls in Kandhamal district since a Class VIII girl delivered a baby inside her hostel at Daringibadi on January 13, sources said.