Police file charge-sheet in Salipur minor rape case in 12 days

Cuttack: Within a span of only 12 days, Salipur police has produced the charge-sheet in Cuttack POCSO court in connection with the minor girl rape and murder case that took place on April 21.

Section 376(A), 376 (B), 302, 363, of IPC and 6 POCSO Act which were slapped against the accused have been mentioned in the charge-sheet. Police have sought maximum punishment for the accused.

“All aspects of the case were looked into during investigation. All the evidences were thoroughly verified,” IG Soumendra Priyadarshi said.

This incident is the first in State after ordinance of POCSO Act.

The minor girl was raped and abandoned in an unconscious state in a school verandah at Jagannathpur near Salipur. She was rescued in a critical condition and admitted to Salipur health centre and later shifted to SCB Medical College in Cuttack after her condition deteriorated.

After eight days, she breather her last on April 29 while undergoing treatment.

Police had arrested the key accused, Md Mustafa, aday after the shocking incident. He was produced in the POCSO court on May 4.


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