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14-yr-old Dalit girl gang-raped in Odisha, three held: Police

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Press Trust of India Jagatsinghpur (Odisha)
A 14-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by three persons, including a minor, in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, police said today.
The incident took place under the jurisdiction of the Tirtol police station on Friday, the police said, adding that two of the accused were arrested and the minor accused was apprehended today.
On Friday evening, the victim was on her way to a coaching centre on a bicycle, when the trio allegedly forcibly dragged her into a bamboo forest, gagged her and took turns to rape her, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Tirtol Shiba Prasad Mallick said.
The accused had also threatened to kill the girl, if she talked about the incident to anybody, he added.
After returning home, the girl narrated her ordeal to her mother, who lodged a police complaint yesterday.
The three accused, all brick kiln workers, had confessed to their crime, the SDPO said, adding that the girl was sent for a medical examination.

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First Published: Apr 29 2018 | 11:15 PM IST

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