**Cuttack:** A heinous crime of minor rape was reported in Sadar PS of Cuttack district on Tuesday. As per the FIR filed by the widow mother, her 7-yr-old daughter was raped by the accused named Rabi on Sunday morning. She was taken to the Mahidharpada PHC for treatment but now has been referred to SCB Medical College and Hospital as the condition is critical.
The widow had gone to work and herdaughter was all alone in the house. Taking advantage of the situation, the accused person named Rabi who happens to be a distant relative lured the girl into an abandoned building nearby which was under construction. He raped the girl and left her behind.
“My daughter was crying when I returned from work. She was bleeding and was in pain. I rushed her to Mahidharpada PHC for treatment. I don’t know what to do, and how to get justice for this crime,” cried a hapless mother.
“The woman lives all alone with her daughter. She had lost her husband and is working in households for an earning. We have faith in the law system and want the accused to be arrested and punished. The growing trend of minor rapes is alarming,” informed the widow’s sister-in-law.
The police has started its investigation into this crime.
Recently, Odisha police campaign against child sexual abuse “Pari Pain Katha Tiye” was initiated in order to spread awareness among public about child sexual abuse.