Man Held For Raping Minor Girl

Kendrapara: Police on Tuesday arrested a 25-year-old man for raping a 14-year-old minor in a village under sadar police station jurisdiction of Kendrapara district.

The perpetrator of the crime Meheraban Khan was arrested today following the complaint lodged by rape survivor’s father.

Khan incidentally lived on the neighbourhood of rape survivor’s village. The crime was committed last week.

The accused and the victim are being medically examined.

The accused has been booked under IPC sections 376 (rape), 341 (wrongful restraint), section-342 (wrongful confinement), section-506 (criminal intimidation) and sections- 4 and 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012. He will be later forwarded to court, said Inspector Sadar police station, Pramod Mallick.