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Dalit girl raped in Odisha, four held

IANS  Bhubaneswar, April 12, 2013
First Published: 11:18 IST(12/4/2013) | Last Updated: 11:21 IST(12/4/2013)

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.


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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 IANS.

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.

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