Berhampur: A group of men allegedly abducted a sleeping 10-year-old girl from her house and raped her in Ganjam district, police said Thursday. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: BJP MP Gautam Gambhir Casts Vote With Family, Says 'Voting is Not Only Our Right But Our Power'
The incident took place at Dhoyakana village under Kabisurya Nagara police station limits on late Wednesday night. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Senior Congress Leader Janardan Dwivedi's Son Joins BJP
The class 4 student was admitted at the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here. Also Read - 63-Year-Old Odisha Woman With 19 Toes & 12 Fingers Sets New Guinness World Record
Three burglars entered the house by breaking the lock of the main door to when the members of the family were sleeping, Superintendent of Police Brijesh Kumar Rai.
They kidnapped the girl and when she woke up, forced her to keep mum by brandishing a knife.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that one of the three persons raped the minor girl in a farmland near her house. After that they left her there and fled,” the SP said.
Later the girl was rescued and admitted to hospital.
Her father said the miscreants might have stolen some valuables from the house before kidnapping his daughter.
Local MLA Srikant Sahu visited the victim’s house and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.
State BJP women’s wing secretary Babita Patra and district Congress working president Deepak Patnaik visited the victim at the hospital and enquired about her condition.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.