Keonjhar: An octogenarian was arrested on charges of raping a six-year-old in Ghasipura area of Keonjhar district today. The accused, Seshadev Nayak is a retired Assistant Engineer
Though the incident took place two days back in Salapada Mishra Colony, the matter came to fore after a local informed the DG of Police about the incident through a tweet message.
Following this, the DGP directed the Keonjhar SP to probe the matter. IIC of Ghasipura police station, Manoranjan Bisi investigated the incident and detained Seshadev for questioning.
As per reports, the accused raped the minor girl at his house after luring her. Later somehow the girl managed to escape and narrated the whole incident before her parents. Some influential locals threatened the minor girl’s parents of dire consequences if they reveal anything about the incident.
A police official said the minor girl’s statement was recorded and the accused has been forwarded to the court.