Kendrapada: An 87-year-old man identified as Sunakara Patra was arrested by Aul police on charges of raping a minor girl. Patra, a shopkeeper allegedly raped a five-year-old girl at Bandhasahi village under Aul police limits. The incident reportedly occurred on November 23.
According to the girl’s mother, who is the complainant in this case, Patra held her daughter captive in his makeshift shop for quite some time on the fateful day. She was informed that the little girl was lying on the ground infront of the cabin (shop). On examining her, the woman observed that her daughter’s private parts were injured.
The woman lodged a complaint with local police on November 28. On the basis of her complaint, an FIR was registered and Patra was rounded up. He has been charged under multiples Sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act and forwarded to the court. Further investigation is on, the police said.