Balasore (Odisha), Apr 15 (PTI) A four-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in Nilagiri area of Odisha’s Balasore district.

A resident of Hatasahi under the jurisdiction of Nilagiri police station yesterday lodged a complaint alleging that his daughter was sexually assaulted by his neighbour on April 13, police said.

The girl was playing outside the house when the neighbour offered her chocolates and called her to his house where she was sexually assaulted, police said.

After returning home, she narrated the incident to her mother and complained of severe pain following which she was taken by her father to Nilagiri hospital.

On the basis of the complaint, a case was registered and investigation was in progress.

While the girl was sent for medical examination, efforts are on to trace the accused who is missing, said Inspector In-Charge of Nilagiri police station, Ramesh Singh.

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