Close on the heels of gangrape and murder of a teenager in Dhenkanal district, a minor girl was allegedly raped by four persons known to her in Malkangiri district a few days back. The matter came to light on Wednesday after the girl, who was in a trauma till date, was admitted in MKCG Medical College and Hospital, here.
According to the victim’s father Amal Mandal belonging to MPV-29, his daughter, who is a Class VII student, wanted to go to nearby MPV-33 to witness the yagna accompanied by four known persons about 10 days back. After witnessing the yagna, she returned alone in an abnormal condition. She was not even able to stand straight.
Mandal said they did not take her condition seriously. But her school teachers noticed the abnormality and advised her family to take her to a tantrik.
The tantrik performed various rituals, but to no avail. Rather her condition deteriorated. “We repeatedly asked her to tell what had happened to her, but all our attempts proved futile,” said Mandal.
However, on Friday night she told her mother that the four persons had raped her the night they had taken her to witness the yagna. Her family admitted her to Kalimela government hospital and also lodged a complaint with police on Saturday last. Police registered a case and met the victim who named the culprits.
Due to lack of adequate facilities, she was shifted to Malkangiri hospital. As her condition did not improve, she was admitted to MKCG hospital.
The doctors of gynaecology department attending the girl said she was not out of danger.
Meanwhile, on the basis of the complaint filed by the girl’s family, three juveniles who had accompanied her were rounded up and interrogated, said K Siva Subramaniam, SDPO, Malkangiri. Search was on to nab the fourth person involved in the crime, he added.