3-year-old raped, 40-year-old man arrested in city

Bhubaneswar: A 40-year-old man was arrested today from Satyanagar slum area on the charge of committing the rape of a 3-year-old tiny toddler.

The perpetrator of the crime- Ramesh Das- lived on the neighbourhood of victim’s family. The offence was committed yesterday afternoon hours when the victim was alone in her house.

Offering her chocolates, Das had raped the girl child.

The victim was found to have been sexually assaulted, according to police.

The accused Das, booked under Indian Penal Code section- 376 (Rape), section-557 (Assault or criminal force in attempt wrongfully to confine a person), section-342 (wrongful confinement), section-506 (criminal intimidation) and sections- 4 and 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act , 2012, was later sent to jail after a local court rejected his bail application.