Nilagiri: Even as the nation is yet to come to terms with the horrific Unnao and Kathua rapes, another such case involving a four-year-old has emerged from Nilagiri in Balasore district.
According to reports, the accused, a neighbour of the girl lured her with chocolates and committed the crime on Saturday afternoon. He has been absconding since then.
The matter came to light after the girl’s family members saw injury marks on her body and private parts. She was rushed to Nilagiri hospital for treatment.
The survivor’s family lodged a police complaint on Sunday morning. Acting on the complaint, police have started investigation and are conducting raids at various places in the district to nab the accused.
Meanwhile, a group of BJP activists led by the party’s Panchalingeswar Zone president Manoranjan Mohanty reached the police station and demanded immediate arrest of the culprit.