JAGATISINGHPUR: Even as the nationwide rage continues over sexual violence against women, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 74-year-old man in Ersama block of Jagatsingpur district in Odisha on Friday evening.
According to reports, the minor girl was standing near the grocery shop-cum-house owned by the accused. He approached her on the pretext of giving her chocolates and took her to his house, where he allegedly raped her.
“I was returning from the market when a woman told me that the accused has taken the girl inside his shop sometime back. As we approached the shop, the accused freed the girl,” said a relative of the minor girl.
Family members of the victim lodged a complaint at the Abhayachandapur Police Station, which registered a case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act....