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Minor Raped, Looted On Pretext Of Giving Lift In Odisha

Balasore: The Balasore Police today arrested a youth on charges of raping and looting a minor on pretext of offering her a lift. He will be forwarded to court soon.

As per reports the minor, who hails from Kasaphala village had gone to Telangana with her relative to work in a company. After a few days, she returned with her relative to visit her hometown. She was waiting at the bus stand near Balasore station when the accused, Sanjit Jena, offered to drop her hope.

On his insistence, she agreed to take the lift offered. But instead of dropping her home, Jena took her to an isolated field next to National Highway and raped her. He fled the scene after robbing her of her wallet and phone.

Gathering all her courage, the minor walked to Rupsa police station and lodged a complaint.

Taking immediate action, the police tracked her account withdrawals and fetched CCTV footage of the ATM kiosk. Following this, the accused Sanjit Jena was arrested from his house at Gambaria village. He will be forwarded to court soon.

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