The arrested has been identified as Rajib Lochan Pradhan of a village under the Nihal Prasad police station. He was a former cook of former Athamallik BJD MLA and Minister Sanjib Sahoo.
According to reports, the victim girl’s parents had lodged a complaint against Pradhan at the Kishorenagar police a few days ago. Acting on the complaint, the Kishorenagar police swung to action and arrested Pradhan with support of the Nihal Prasad police.
The IIC of Kishorenagar PS said the accused will be forwarded to court soon.