**Nayagarh:** Durga Puja is the festival of women empowerment in India, but rape cases do not seem to stop coming to the fore in this time of the year as well. A class 8 girl of Nuagaon area here was allegedly raped by two miscreants yesterday and the irate mob decided to take matter into their own hands.
The incident occurred when the girl was returning from her tuition last evening and feel prey to the two youths. According to reports, locals rescued her in a critical condition and admitted her to the District Headquarters Hospital.
Following the incident, the father filed a complaint at the Nuagaon police station and meanwhile the locals brutally thrashed one of the youths. They later handed him over to the cops.
Nayagarh SP Sashibhushan Satpathy visited the critical girl in the hospital and has informed that further probe into the matter is currently underway.
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