Jajpur, September 19 (LocalWire): Police have arrested a 65-year old man in Jajpur district on Thursday for sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl.
The accused Bijay Padhi sexually abused the minor on Wednesday evening while the girl was playing with her friends in the village.
A complaint of rape was made by the survivor’s mother against the accused on Thursday. In her FIR, she stated that the man lured her minor daughter with a chocolate, took her to a secluded place in the village and raped her.
The accused was booked under sections 376 (2) (i) of the IPC and section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.
Both the victim girl and the accused were medically examined by the doctors of district headquarter hospital at Jajpur.
The accused was produced in the court of the district judge at Jajpur on Thursday.
The court rejected the bail application and remanded him to judicial custody.
The police are investigating the case, Mangalapur police station inspector-in-charge Asit Ranjan Mohanty said.