A group of men allegedly abducted a sleeping 10-year-old girl from her house and raped her, police said Thursday. The incident allegedly took place on late Wednesday night.
Three burglars entered the house by breaking the lock of the main door when the members of the family were sleeping, a police official said. They kidnapped the girl and when she woke up, forced her to keep mum by brandishing a knife.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that one of the three persons raped the minor girl in a farmland near her house. After that they left her there and fled,” the official said.
Later the girl was rescued and admitted to hospital.
Her father said the miscreants might have stolen some valuables from the house before kidnapping his daughter.
The area’s MLA visited the victim’s house and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.
State BJP women’s wing secretary Babita Patra and district Congress working president Deepak Patnaik visited the victim at the hospital and enquired about her condition.