Cuttack Minor Girl Gangrape: One Arrested, Special Team Formed For Probe

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Cuttack: Police on Wednesday arrested one person and recorded the statement of the 15-year-old girl, who was allegedly gang-raped for 22 days in Chauliaganj area.

Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh told the media that search is on to nab the other accused. “A special team has been formed to investigate the incident,” he added.

According to sources, the girl, hailing from Tirtol area of Jagatsinghpur district, was lured by a youth while she was waiting for a bus to return home at OMP Square. On the plea to drop her home, he took her to a poultry farm at Gatiroutapatana in Chauliaganj area where he raped her. The youth and his associate forcibly confined her in a house for 22 days and continuously raped her by threatening to upload a video of the act, which they had recorded.

Acting on a tip-off, the Chauliaganj Police rescued the girl on October 12 and handed her over to the Childline Centre. The following day, the members of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) recorded the statement of the victim.

Acting on the directive of the CWC, Childline convener Narayan Shukla lodged a complaint in the Chauliaganj Police Station on October 13.

Talking to the media, CWC chairperson Mandakini Jema said that the victim in her statement has also alleged that the two accused had also raped some other minor girls in the house where she was kept.

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