Minor tribal rape victim dies

Minor tribal rape victim dies

Baripada: A minor tribal rape victim of Mayurbhanj district died during treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack on Monday, police said. The 15-year-old girl, a student of Class 9, had been missing from her house at Jhaliamara village of Mayurbhanj district since April 25. She was found in serious condition on the roadside near Baghuasol village five days later, police said.
She was immediately rushed to PRM Medical College, Baripada where doctors said the girl was raped by a man for five days. She was shifted to SCB Medical College, Cuttack on Sunday and died on Monday morning, the police said.
Police have arrested a 20-year-old man of Rangamatia village on the charge of rape and murder of the girl. Mayurbhanj SP P Parmar said police have registered a case under different sections of IPC and POCSO Act.

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