Balasore, Apr 16: With no respite in sight from sexual assault against women in the State, a differently-abled girl has been raped and impregnated by a man in Khaira area in Balasore district.
The incident which took place a few days back came to light only after the family members of the victim lodged a complaint at Khaira Police Station on Thursday.
As per the complaint, the accused identified as Pradip Sethi has established a relationship with the 17-year-old victim a few days back. After their proximity grew the accused allegedly had sex with her due to which she conceived.
The incident came to the notice of the family members of the girl only after she got six months pregnant.
After the matter was taken to the village panchayat, the accused went absconding.
Based on a complaint filed by the victim’s family Khaira Police arrested him on Thursday.