Nayagarh: Adding to the unending episode of sexual assault on minor girls in the state, a 13-year-old girl conceived after being raped by a neighbour in Maichheli panchayat under Nuagaon police limits in the district. While the incident occurred around two months ago, the family members lodged a case with police on Sunday.
As per the complaint, the accused identified as Duryodhan Das, a marble mason by profession, raped the victim while she was on a visit to his uncle’s house in Suanpada village in January this year. The accused who lived next door, barged into the house while the girl was alone and committed the crime. Later he left the spot with a note of warning to the girl to not disclose the matter to anybody.
While the girl didn’t report the matter to her family initially, her mother came to know about the issue and lodged an FIR with Nuagaon Police, after she started vomiting due to pregnancy and fell sick a few days later.
“The victim has been produced before the District Child Welfare Officer (DCWO), Nayagarh after completion of her medical tests. An investigation is underway and efforts are on to trace the absconding accused,” said police.