The accused has been identified as Buduram Andkari alias Hanuman Baba, a resident of Jhatiarpara village under Kundei police limits in Nabarangpur district.
As per reports, Hanuman Baba was allegedly treating patients through divine practices. Hearing about the Baba, a couple and their minor daughter visited from Chhatisgarh visited Baba’s place on August 19 to heal the girl’s stomach-related problems.
The Baba reportedly treated the minor girl with his own methods on the same day and asked them to visit once again. However, they did not turn up. On last Thursday, the Baba visited the minor girl’s house in Chhattisgarh and asked her parents to arrange a puja in a closed room. Subsequently, he allegedly raped the minor girl, pretending to treat her.
On the next day, the girl narrated the incident to the family members following which the parents of the victim lodged a complaint with the Bishrampuri police in Chhattisgarh.
Based on the complaint, a police team from Chhattisgarh, with the help of Odisha Police, arrested the accused from his village today.