Jajpur: A 51-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a minor in Bari area of Odisha’s Jajpur district, police said on Saturday.
The accused, a neighbour of the nine-year-old girl, lured her with chocolates before taking her to his house in Ratnagiri area under Bari block on Thursday, a police officer said.
“The man took her to his house where he raped her,” said Chakrabarty Kanhar, Inspector In-Charge of Bari police station.
The girl, who had become unsonscious for a shortwhile, returned home and narrated the incident to family members, who then took the minor to the District Headquarters Hospital here.
Based on a complaint lodged by her family members, Bari police conducted a raid on the house of the accused and apprehended him on Friday, they said.
The man was arrested under different sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act.