Berhampur, April 27 (Localwire): A 45-year-old disabled man has been arrested on charges of raping his neighbour’s eight-year-old daughter in Ganjam district, police said on Saturday.
Bhaskar Nahak has been sent to judicial custody after the assault on Thursday.
According to Rambha police station in-charge Krushna Chandra Sethi, the class-three student was on her way to home when the accused had asked her to fetch him water, and when she returned he raped her.
On hearing her cries, her mother rushed to his home and rescued her. The accused was naked when she barged into his house.
Police have registered a case under the stringent POCSO Act against the accused after the victim’s family lodged a complaint. Currently, the girl is being treated at a local hospital.
It was the second rape case of a minor girl in Ganjam district in past one week.