Keonjhar: A minor girl committed suicide by consuming poison after she was allegedly molested by one youth at Sarei village under Telkoi police limits in Keonjhar district.
Reportedly, the 16-year-old girl had gone with her friend to a nearby stream to take bath on Monday. On the way, she was intercepted and allegedly molested by one Saroj Pradhan (22).
The alleged incident was witnessed by some locals. Fearing social stigma, the girl consumed poison after returning home. Family members rushed her to a nearby hospital in Khamar of Angul district.
As her condition deteriorated, she was transferred to the district headquarters hospital where the doctor declared her dead.
After the girl’s father lodged a complaint in this regard at the Telkoi Police Station. Based on the complaint, police launched a manhunt and nabbed Saroj from Sirigada village.