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Another rape case reported from Balasore dist, accused held

Press Trust of India  |  Balasore (Odisha) 

A man has been arrested in area of Odisha's district on charges of raping a minor girl last week, police said.

The incident comes days after two similar cases of minors' rape were reported from the district.

The girl, a student of class 7, was returning home from a community programme on April 13 when she was attacked, in-charge of police station, Lopamudra Nayak, said.

"On the basis of an FIR lodged with the police by the girl's father, the accused was arrested yesterday," he said.

Mallick was booked under relevant sections of the IPC, including 376 (I) (rape), and provisions of POCSO Act, Nayak said.

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Soro area of on Sunday, a day after a similar case was reported from the Nilagiri area of the district.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 21:00 IST