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87-year-old arrested for raping 5-year-old in Orrisa.


Sakshi Gautam
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On 30th November an 87-year-old man Sunakar Patra was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl in the coastal Kendrapara district of Orissa.

The accused had taken the minor to his shop on November 23 and kept her there for a long time, said police.
When the victim's mother came to know about it she rushed to the place and found her daughter lying in front of the cabin in an unconscious state.

“When the woman asked Patra about it, he remained silent while his son threatened her of dire consequences if she disclosed the matter before anyone,” said Aul police station sub-inspector Pradosh Patnaik.

The victim's mother alleged that the family of the accused kept eyes on her to ensure that she could not file a complaint to the police. On 30th November, the girl’s mother managed to file a complaint pleading for justice.

An FIR was registered and the accused was arrested on 30th November under various sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act.

Source : Hindustan Times 

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