Bhubaneswar: Strict laws for rape seems to have fallen little impact on the criminals as the report of rapes especially to minors continues to pour in from across the State.
Despite protests and dharna by various women organisations, the crime is continuing unabated in State.
Such shameful act has been reported once again from Balasore and Nabarangpur districts. A class VIII girl was allegedly raped by a youth of her own village yesterday. A case has been filed by the minor girl in nearest police station. The incident took place while she had gone to nearest pond to attend nature’s call. The accused picked her up to an undisclosed place after finding her alone and allegedly abused her sexually.
Similarly, a 15-year-old girl of Simulia in Balasore district alleged that she was raped and betrayed by a youth who committed the crime on the pre-text of marrying her. The accused has been arrested following a complaint by the girl with the help of Child Welfare Committee.