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Teen alleges gang rape on I-Day in Odisha, cops arrest four

The girl alleged she was attacked while on her way back home from an Independence day celebration at her college.

cities Updated: Aug 18, 2017 00:52 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Berhampur (Odisha)
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A poster protesting against rape is mounted on a wall in Shimla. (Deepak Sansta/HT File Photo)

Four people were arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping a teen girl on August 15 while she was on her way back from an Independence Day programme in Odisha’s Ganjam district.

The incident took place near a river in Bhanjanagar when the intermediate student, aged around 17 years, was returning home from her college at Belaguntha, police said.

On the basis of her complaint, four people – aged between 20 and 25 years – were arrested, said the inspector in-charge of Bhanjanagara police station, Aswin Kumar Sahu.

Medical examination of the girl and accused persons was conducted, he added.

First Published: Aug 18, 2017 00:52 IST