Crime

Two held for raping minor girl in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Two dumper drivers were arrested today for allegedly raping a minor girl on Tuesday night near Daribahal under Bamabari police limits here.

The accused, identified as Abinash Laguri and Kalia Lohar of Azad Basti and Joda area were forwarded to court.

Sources said the accused offered to drop the minor when she was returning to her home from her kin’s house. Instead of taking her native place, they stopped the dumper near a forest at Daribahal and raped her and fled after committing the crime.

However, the girl managed to reach home and informed her family members about the incident, following which they lodged a police complaint.

The police arrested the accused after investigation and the minor has been sent to a short stay home after medical examination.

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