Bhubaneshwar : A man was arrested by police in Bhubaneshwar for allegedly impregnating a minor inmate living in a girl’s hostel run by the SC / ST welfare department in the state capital..
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Development Minister Jagannath Saraka said strict action would be taken against those who were found guilty.
Bhubaneswar’s deputy commissioner of police Anup Sahoo said police arrested Budha Murmu on Monday from Salia Sahi slum of Bhubaneswar after investigations revealed that he allegedly had sex with the minor inmate of the SC/ST hostel.
The minor inmate from Mayurbhanj district had gone to her relative’s place at Salia Sahi during her summer vacation. The accused is the victim of a distant cousin.
Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram undergoes a routine health check-up on June 28
Earlier this year, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights had asked the state government to take action against several state-run SC / ST residential schools for alleged minor sexual assaults.