Phulbani: In yet another shameful incident, an 8-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an elderly man in Khajuripada area of Phulabani.
Sources said the minor girl was taking bath near a tube-well while accused Prasanna Behera (55) of the same village picked her up to his own house and locked the door before sexually assaulting her, additional SP Utkal Ranjan Das said.
The survivor narrated the ordeal before her mother following which the girl’s father lodged a complaint at Khajuripada police station.
Police registered a case and sent the girl to district headquarters hospital for medical examination. The accused has been detained.
The mother of the girl said that Prasanna gagged her daughter’s mouth and lifted her to his home when she was alone near the tube-well.