Koraput: Koraput Town police today arrested a 22-year-old youth on charges of raping a Class-VIII girl here yesterday.
Accused Padmana Pangi of Machhara village under Koraput block has been produced in a local court, said a police official.
According to police, the accused had somehow persuaded the girl to accompany him to a nearby forest during the school hour yesterday and raped her.
The girl’s father had lodged a complaint in this regard with Koraput Town police after she narrated her ordeal before her family members.
“The victim has been admitted to SLN Medical College and Hospital here. We have registered a case (309/22) in this regard. We will record the statement of the victim tomorrow,” said the police official.