Crime

Prime accused arrested in Salipur minor rape case

Salipur: Police today arrested the prime accused in the suspected rape and attempt to murder of a six year-old girl in Salipur area of Cuttack district.

The accused has been identified as Md Mustafa, a resident of same locality. Sections 376, I (M), 307 and Pocso Act has been slapped against him, police said.

On the other hand, the child was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. Her condition is stated to be critical.

Health Minister Pratap Jena visited the hospital and enquired about her health condition. “A 13-member team of doctors from various departments has been constituted for the treatment of the child. All necessary arrangements have been made for her treatment. Stern action will be taken against the accused,” Jena said.

After medical examination, it can only be ascertained whether she is raped, Jena said.

The minor girl was rescued in an unconscious condition from the veranda of a school at Salipur on Saturday evening.

The family members alleged that the girl was raped and an attempt was also made to kill her.

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