Rourkela:The alleged gang-rape of a minor girl has triggered outrage across Sundargarh district.The incident occurred on Thursday.
The victim was raped in turn by four persons in a forested arwa under Bisra police station jurisdiction. Police in a swift move have taken into custody three persons on the charge of perpetrating the crime.The victim girl, was who had offered stiff resistance to the sexual assault, had been badly beaten up by the offenders, who ironically, hailed from the same village as that of the rape survivor.
The incident occurred on yesterday afternoon hours when the accused persons, who lived on the same village as that of the minor’s, waylaid the victim girl to the nearby forest. After authoring the crime, they left the spot with victim screaming for help. Some pedestrians heard the victim’s cry for help and rescued the girl in distressed condition, police said.
It’s pertinent to note here that sexual abuse of minor girls have shot up of late, triggering state-wide furore. The matter had led to the stalling of State assembly on several occasions. DGP R.P. Sharma reacting to the sharp rise in child rape had maintained that the offenders in most cases were either known to the girl or are from the people living on the neighbourhood.