Schoolgirl raped in Odisha, one held

Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) A 15-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped by five people and later raped by two of them in Odisha’s Balasore district, an official said Saturday.

Police Friday detained one person for questioning in connection with the incident, while other suspects are still at large, district Superintendent of Police Amrita Das told IANS.

The crime occurred at Gopalpur village under Soro police station limits, about 170 km from state capital Bhubaneswar April 4. It only came to light once the victim was admitted to hospital, after she narrated her ordeal to her family several days later.

The victim told her family that five people dragged her into a car as she she was returning home from evening tuitions April 4. The offenders allegedly took her to a garage, and two of them raped her. She was kept confined by her attackers after the crime.

A day later, some residents of the area, along with some of her relatives, rescued her.

Police have launched a search to nab the culprits, Das said.

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