7-Year-Old Raped, Man Arrested

Keonjhar : In the latest instance of child abuse, a 7-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 19-year-old youth in a village under Rugudi police station jurisdiction of Keonjhar district.

The incident had occurred yesterday evening hours. The perpetrator of the crime who lived on the neighbourhood of victim’s house was arrested today after a complaint lodged in this connection, said police officials.

The victim was rushed to nearby government-run community health centre where she was found to have been sexually assaulted, according to police.

The accused Ganesh Munda (19), who had gone into hiding, was later arrested. He confessed to the crime. Both the accused and victim were medically examined. There were corroborative evidences of sexual abuse of the victim as per the medical report.