They arrested him late on Saturday night and sent the rape survivors to Kurupam Government Hospital for medical examination.
Disturbing data shows that dowry harassment and the number of sexual attacks on children also high in the state
Sources said she went to Kushabhadra river’s embankment to relieve herself when prime accused Balaram Bhoi and his aides Ajit Das, Kanhei Bhoi and Bidyadhar Swain waylaid her.
The accused had been repeatedly raping the girls from when they were about eight years old, and the issue came to light in 2018, when the victims were aged 15 and 14 respectively.
According to Manmohan Verma, the special POCSO advocate, the incident took place on March 2, 2019.
The Raebareli police recently got a tip-off and based on the mobile phone location of the accused, came to know that he was in the hiding in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi.
A case was earlier this month registered at the NRI police station against the man from Ulve area in Navi Mumbai on charges of rape, senior police inspector Ravindra Patil said.
Behera said the commission has sought compensation for the family. The OSCW team met SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra and urged police to file chargesheet in the case at the earliest.
"There was a lot of people, in my opinion, that should have intervened; somebody should have done something," Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt of the Upper Darby Police Department said.
The class 7 student found child helpline numbers in her government school textbooks and she called up to report the incident on Thursday, Singhana Police Station SHO Bhajna Ram said.
The accused had raped the woman, who used to work at his farm, many times over the last five years at various places in the district, an official said.
Coming from lower-middle-class families of Dombivli area, the accused were into petty jobs such as contract labourers, courier deliver, milk suppliers, workers in restaurants and housing keeping firms
The incident took place on Sunday in a village under Bhopa Police Station, SHO Subhash Babu said, adding a case was registered against the accused, Shubham and Ashish, who are absconding.
TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy said TRS leader KT Rama Rao’s lack of knowledge about the arrest of the accused speaks volumes about the state of administration under the TRS government.
The court imposed a fine of Rs 2.20 lakh on the convict and ordered that he will have to spend additional time in jail if he fails to furnish the amount.