Rourkela: In a shameful incident, a minor girl was allegedly gang raped by four youths repeatedly in Bisra area in the city in Sundergarh district, police said today.
Though the incident took place on Thursday, it came to the fore today after four accused were arrested following a complaint lodged by the family members of the survivor.
Police sources said a youth of the same area picked up the girl to a nearest forest while she was returning to home from a neighbor’s house at around 11 am on Thursday. He took her to a place in the forest where three of his associates waited him earlier as per their plan. They kept the minor girl confined till 7 pm and allegedly raped her one after another repeatedly.
The girl managed to escape from their clutches in the night and reached home. She narrated the ordeal before her parents, who were searching her throughout the day.
The family members lodged a complaint at Bisra police station against the four accused, who belong to same locality. Acting on the complaint, police arrested the four youths after registering a case under various sections of IPC and POCSO act.
The accused and the rape survivor have been sent for medical examination, police said.