Nabarangpur: A 17-year-old tribal girl was allegedly impregnated and tortured by a youth in Umerkote area of Odisha’s Nabarangpur district.
As per a complaint lodged by the victim with police, accused Laxman Bhatra of Parasabedha village under Dabugaon block in the district had raped her in May, last year while she was studying at Bijaraguda Ashram School in Tentulikhunti block.
The girl later stayed at her aunt’s house in Rabanaguda, where Laxman allegedly raped her on multiple occasions. As the girl’s health condition deteriorated after a few days, her mother took her to a hospital, where it was revealed that she is four months pregnant.
Though the parents of Laxman initially agreed to keep the girl with them at their house, they later tortured her following which she returned to her father’s house.
The victim, accompanied by members of Maa Ghara NGO, today met the district SP seeking protection and justice for her.