Girl going for holy dip on Makar Sankranti gang-raped in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Jan 14 (IANS) A 19-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped while she was going to take holy dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in Odisha’s Baripada town on Thursday, said police.The Baripada town police arrested two persons including a minor after the victim lodged an FIR in this connection.The incident occurred in a village under Baripada Town Police limits in Mayurbhanj district in the early hours of Thursday.Birendra Senapati, Baripada town Inspector In-Charge, said the victim was heading towards a river for the dip when two youths of the locality took her forcibly and raped her at a secluded place near the river bed.Later, the girl somehow managed to escape the spot and narrated her ordeal to her elder sister following which a complaint was lodged at the Baripada Town police station.–IANScd/rs

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