Jagatsinghpur: Police arrested a youth for allegedly raping a minor girl in Tirtol area here in the district.
The accused was identified as Litua, a distant relative of the victim.
The girl was admitted to the Community Health Centre (CHC) in Manijanga in critical condition. She was shifted to Jagatsinghpur District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) after her condition deteriorated in the morning today.
According to reports, the minor girl was usually staying with her grandmother in absence of her parents. Litua allegedly raped her when she was sleeping alone last night. When she shouted, the accused fled from the spot.
The Tirtol police arrested the accused in Manijanga last night following a complaint.