Puri: A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Puri town on Sunday. She is presently undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
Reportedly, the girl was living in a rented house with her family. The accused identified as Mahesh Mohanty (35) also used to stay in a rented house as their neighbour as some renovation work was underway at his house.
Mohanty had moved to his own house a few months back but used to visit the neighbourhood regularly.
On Sunday morning, he had again visited the neighbourhood and found the minor girl playing alone. He took her to the roof of a house and raped her. Some people witnessed him running away from the spot.
Following it, the girl was rescued and was admitted to the Puri District Headquarters Hospital in a critical condition. After her condition worsened, she was shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
Based on a complaint filed by family members of the minor girl, the Town Police in Puri has launched an investigation. Four teams are conducting simultaneous raids in Puri town, Chandanpur, Chhaitana and the house of the accused in Jagatsinghpur.
Meanwhile, the condition of the 5-yr-old girl is stated to be stable.