Four Indian soldiers gang rape minor girl in Odisha, culprits abscond: Police

Four Indian soldiers gang rape minor girl in Odisha, culprits abscond: Police
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NEW DELHI - A minor tribal girl in Odisha’s Koraput district was gangraped in Odisha’s Koraput district on Tuesday by four paramilitary jawans engaged in anti-Maoist operations, his brother has reported to the Police, Indian Media has reported.

The class 9 girl was returning to her village Musuliguda in Pottangi block of Koraput after registering her biometrics for Aadhaar card in Kundulihaata area. After taking an autorickshaw initially, she was walking when the men in uniform intercepted her and took her to a nearby forest.

The victim’s brother said that four BSF jawans gagged and sexually assaulted her in the forest. “One of my aunts rescued her and admitted her to hospital,” he said.

Denying involvement of BSF men, DIG Nayak said its nearest company is located about 35 km from the said spot and BSF does not operate in the area “since it is quite away from our jurisdiction”.

The girl is undergoing treatment in Koraput district hospital and is stated to be in critical condition, police said, adding that the culprits are absconding.

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