Baripada: Morada police in Mayurbhanj district on Tuesday arrested one Mangal Tudu (23) of Ajana village for allegedly raping a tribal girl. The victim has been admitted in the district headquarters hospital in critical condition.
According to the FIR lodged by the girl’s father, Mangal committed the crime while she had gone to the nearby village forest to bring tooth sticks.
“He lured my daughter on the pretext of giving her valuables and raped her. Later, he threatened her with dire consequences if she disclosed it to anybody,” he said.
Investigating police officer Rashmi Ranjan Das said the accused is a married man having one son and one daughter. “He followed her when she was going to the forest. Finding her alone, he brutally raped her there” he said.
Meanwhile, the condition of the victim has been stated as stable. She has been kept under observation. The accused was produced in the court on Wednesday and remanded in judicial custody.