KENDRAPARA: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 24-year-old youth in Kothasahi village under Rajkanika police limits in the district on Monday evening. The accused, Rajesh Mallick, lured the victim to a secluded place in the village by offering her a chocolate. The accused managed to flee from the village after committing the crime.
“My daughter went missing for two hours on Monday evening. I searched for her everywhere. I heard her crying and found her in an orchard in the village. She was lying injured,” said the victim’s mother, who filed a complaint with the police on Tuesday.
Acting on the FIR, police registered a case. The victim was sent for medical examination to the government hospital in Rajkanika. “Police have been raiding several hideouts of the accused,” said Kendrapara SP Dayanidhi Gochayat.