Odisha man arrested for forcing minor daughter to undress

Jajpur: Police arrested a person on charges of physically and mentally harassing his minor daughter in Odisha’s Jajpur district.

The accused has been identified as Binod Nath, a resident of Marzitapur village under Jenapur police limits.

According to reports, the 45-year-old Binod runs a stationery shop in Puri district. He also has a grocery shop at village which is being managed by his wife and five daughters.

As per the complaint, Binod was assaulting one of his daughters whenever he was visiting his village from Puri. Also, he was allegedly forcing her minor daughter to be naked. The victim after being frightened by father was staying at her aunt (mother’s sister)’s house.

Based on a complaint, Jenapur police arrested the accused and booked him under sections 341, 294, 323, 354B and 506 of IPC as well as Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He was forwarded to a local court on Tuesday following interrogation.

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