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Businessman arrested for sodomising minor boy

Press Trust of India  |  Berhampur (Odisha) 

A 65-year old was arrested in this south city for allegedly sodomising a seven-year old boy, police said today.

Though the incident took place on July 22, the accused was arrested on Friday as he was undergoing treatment in a hospital in Bhubaneswar, said In-Charge of Bada Bazaar police station,

A case was registered against the accused, on July 24, two days after the incident, when the father of the victim lodged an FIR, he said.

The accused allegedly lured the minor boy by offering chocolates. He had sodomised the boy in his godown, police said. The victim's father complained to police after the boy narrated the incident, they said.

Police came to know that he was discharged from the hospital on Thursday evening and arrested him from his house on Friday, said the IIC.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 12:35 IST