Baripada: According to report, a physically challenged minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth inside the premises of Lord Jagannath temple Baripada in Odisha, police said on Sunday.
Sources said, the incident took place when the 11-year-old girl went inside the temple for ‘Darshan’ of the Lord late on Friday when the shrine was virtually deserted, they said.
The victim was rescued in a critical condition from the temple premises. Angry locals caught the accused and thrashed him before handing him over to the police.
Baripada sub-collector S K Purohit along with police officers visited the spot and has sanctioned Rs 10,000 for the treatment of the girl, officials said.
Source : News18