17-yr-old girl gang-raped in forest, video goes viral


NATIONAL | July 23, 2019:

A minor girl was allegedly gang raped in a forest in Odisha's Sundergarh district and a video of the crime was also made which has gone viral on social media, police said on Tuesday.

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The 17-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped and the video was made in a forest near Harpali Basti in Biramitrapur police limits in the district on July 8. However, the family of the victim lodged a complaint on Monday after the video went viral on social media.

As per reports, the girl was raped by 8-10 youths when she had gone to a forest near her village.

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Biramitrapur police station inspector in-charge Anand Chandra Majhi said two accused have been arrested while they have launched a manhunt to nab the other culprits.

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Meanwhile, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress stalled proceedings in the Odisha assembly for the second day in a row on Tuesday over rising child rapes and hundreds of children going missing in the state.

Speaker Surya Narayan Patro adjourned the proceedings till 3 p.m.