Prime Accused In Salepur Minor Rape Case Arrested

Rape Salepur: A day after the sensational rape of a minor at Jagannathpur village under Salepur block of Cuttack district, police succeeded in arresting the prime accused on Sunday.

The accused has been identified as Md. Mustafa. A case under Sections 376, 307, I (M), POSCO Act has been registered against him.

Meanwhile, health minister Pratap Jena has expressed grave concern over the incident and said that a 13-member special team of doctors has been constituted for treatment of the victim.

Earlier in the day, a 16-member team of the BJP Mahila Morcha met the victim’s family members and demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident.

Earlier in the morning, a group of angry locals blocked the Kajihata-Raisunguda road by burning tyres demanding strict action against the accused and adequate compensation to the victim’s family.

The victim’s family members had lodged a complaint at Salepur police station alleging that she was raped and an attempt was made to kill her as blood was oozing out from her mouth when she was rescued from the verandah of a school last night.

The victim had gone to a shop near his house to buy chocolates when the incident had taken place.

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