India: Dalit girl raped in Odisha, four held

12th Apr 2013

Bhubaneswar, (IANS): Four men were arrested in Odisha’s Jajpur district for the rape of a 15-
year-old Dalit girl two days ago, police said on Friday.

The victim is a resident of Pahanga village, over 100 kilometres from Bhubaneswar.

The incident occurred when she had gone to a nearby area to attend the call of nature on
Wednesday night, the inspector in charge of the local police station, Ashwini Sahu, told

The men dragged her to a secluded place and one of them raped her while the others watched,
he said.

Police arrested all four men, including the main offender, a day later on the basis of the
complaint lodged by the victim. The four were remanded to judicial custody after a local
court rejected their bail plea, he said.

The girl would be sent for medical examination Friday, he added.

In a separate incident, a man was arrested Thursday in Jeypore town of the state’s Koraput
district for raping an 11-year-old girl.

The 24-year-old offender had allegedly gone to the girl’s house and asked for drinking water.
Seeing the girl alone, he raped her, local police said.


Comments are closed.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on 25 March in central London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

Latest Tweets

The Muslim News

The Muslim News
Read more