Odisha girl rescued from Chhattisgarh, three abductors held

Kantabanji: The police arrested three youths for allegedly abducting a minor girl of Odisha’s Balangir district and raping her. After receiving a complaint, the police also rescued the minor girl from Raipur in Chhattisgarh.

A police official said one of the three accused, Jayakrushna Luha from Turekela in Balangir district initially entered into a love affair with the minor girl. When Jayakrushna gained the minor girl’s confidence, he abducted her with the help of his two friends, Mohit Ranjan Panda and Ashwini Chhatria. After abducting the minor girl, Jayakrushna raped her, the police official said.

On basis of the complaint lodged by the girl’s family, the police launched an investigation. When the three accused and minor girl were traced to Raipur in Chhattisgarh, the police raided a place there and recued her. The accused were also arrested.

The police official further informed the three accused arrested under Pocso Act and forwarded to the court today.

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