On Sunday, a differently-abled minor girl who is studying in standard V was allegedly raped by a man inside the premises of Lord Jagannath Temple in Baripada of Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district.
Differently-Abled Girl Raped Inside Jagannath Temple…
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According to police, the shocking shameful incident took place on Friday night.
The 11-year-old girl went to the temple near her house at around 9 pm on Friday night for ‘darshan’ and the temple was virtually empty.
Taking advantage of the situation, a 28-year-old youth Gurucharan Behera, alias Munu who is a resident of the area, lured the girl inside the shrine by offering her a chocolate.
He then takes her to the bathing mandap (bathing altar) of the Lord and raped her before fleeing from the spot.
The victim was rescued in a critical condition.
Angry natives spotted the accused and beat him before handing him over to the police.
Outrage over minor rape inside Jagannath temple
The victim was hospitalized to PMR Medical College and Hospital and was shifted to SCB medical college at Cuttack as her condition intensified, the police said.
B.K. Baskey, a gynecologist said: “The condition of the victim is very serious due to excess of blood loss. We will shortly refer her to another hospital.”
Following a complaint lodged by the victim’s father, the police registered a case and detained him.
The police said he would be made to undergo a medical examination on the same day.
S K Purohit who is a Baripada sub-collector officer visited at the incident along with other cops and has sanctioned Rs 10,000 for the treatment of the victim, officials said.
Victim’s father said: “I was at the shop when came to know about the horrific incident. The condition of my daughter is severe”.