Kuchinda: Police Saturday arrested a man from Kuchinda area of Sambalpur district for impregnating a minor girl and subsequently terminating the pregnancy. Two others who assisted him have also been arrested.
According to police, Vijay Prasad, a native of SRIT Colony in Sambalpur, lived in a rented house at Padripada of Ward No-7 under Kuchinda NAC. During his stay, he developed familiarity with the minor girl. On pretext of marriage, he allegedly established physical relationship with her.
Later, after realising that she was pregnant, the minor asked Vijay to marry her. In order to get rid of her, Vijay devised a plan and took her to Hirakud on a trip. There he secretly laced the food with pregnancy terminating medicine and gave her. Upon return, he dropped her at Kuchinda.
Instead of going to her house, she went to her friend’s house out of fear. There her friend’s mother Sujata Pradhan gave her assurance that she would do something to get them married.
After Vijay’s arrest, it came to fore that the woman had taken Rs 10,000 from the accused man to help him out of the situation. The victim, however, sensed the plot and managed to escape from her friend’s house. She confided about the developments in a woman who owns a tailoring shop.
With the help of a social organisation, a report against Vijay was filed at Kuchinda police station. On basis of the report, the police registered a case (No-44/21) under Sections 376 (2M), 376 (3), 313 and 506 of IPC and arrested Sujata, Vijay Prasad and Rajin Pradhan. After getting their medical tests done at Kuchinda government hospital, they were produced in a local court and remanded to judicial custody as their bail pleas were rejected.
The victim has been sent to Sambalpur for a medical test, it was learnt.