Jajpur, Oct 10 (LocalWire): A 16-year-old girl was raped last evening at Mathanala village under Sukinda police station of Jajpur district after she was kidnapped while going to watch a jatra (folk theatre).
Police arrested the accused Deepak Mohant who had dragged the victim into the bushes, gagged and then raped her, the victim’s father wrote in the FIR, said the IIC of Sukinda police station, Bichitrananda Sethi.
‘During interrogation Mohant confessed of following the girl and taking her to a lonely place where he sexually assaulted her.
He also threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the incident. The victim and the accused were rushed to the government hospital at Jajpur where doctors conducted a medical examination on them,’ added the police officer.
Police booked the accused under Section 376 (rape) of IPC and Section 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012.
The accused was produced in the court of district judge at Jajpur today and his bail application rejected.
Mohant has been remanded in judicial custody, Sethi added.