A 22-year-old man was arrested today on the charge of raping his 16-year-old sister-in-law at Majupalli village in Talchua marine police station area of Kendrapara district, the police said today.
The girl was returning home after work from a prawn gherry on April 28 when the accused allegedly attacked her and dragged her to the fields, an officer at the Talchua marine police station said. A medical test has been conducted on the accused as well as the girl and police are waiting for the reports to arrive.
The man has been booked under sections 354 (outraging the modesty), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and relevant sections of of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act, 2012.
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