Youth Held for Minor’s Rape

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Keonjhar: Police have arrested a 19-year-old youth on the charge of committing the rape of a minor girl in Khodapada village under Harichandanpur police station jurisdiction.

The accused Dipun Munda (19) had raped the victim on February 22 in her house when family members had gone outstation. He confessed to the crime.

Both the victim and the accused were medically examined, police said.

The accused booked under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341-Punishment for wrongful restraint, 376 (rape) and 8- Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) was later remanded to judicial custody.

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