4-YO girl raped by maternal uncle in Odisha

Jharsuguda: In a shocking incident, a 4-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her maternal uncle at home at Gandhi Chhak area under Brajarajnagar police limits in Odisha’s Jharsuguda district.

Based on allegation by the victim’s aunt (mother’s sister), the accused person identified as Deepak Badi (28) has been detained by the police for interrogation.

According to reports, the minor girl had lost her mother when she was just 12 days old. Following death of her mother, her father left her under care of aunt Deepa Badi and maternal uncle Deepak Badi.

On April 20, the victim started crying before aunt Deepa narrating the sexual abuse she had experienced with her maternal uncle last day.

Reacting to the incident, Deepa lodged a written complaint at Brajarajnagar Police Station following which a case has been registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Based on complaint, the victim was taken to the Community Health Centre (CHC), Rajpur, for treatment. Subsequently, she underwent medical examination at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Jharsuguda.

The probe is in progress after detaining the accused person, informed Nalita Modi, IIC Brajarajnagar PS.

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