Bhubaneswar, April 19: A minor tribal girl was allegedly raped by an auto-rickshaw driver in Thakurmunda area of Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, police said on Thursday.
News agency IANS quoted police as saying, the girl was raped by an auto driver when she was returning home with her family after attending a religious event late on Wednesday.
Since the accused was known to the family, after dropping them at their house, he took the girl to a secluded spot on the pretext of parking his vehicle and raped her.
The family lodged a complaint on Thursday after which the auto driver has been detained.
Angry locals blocked the Karanjia-Anandpur road by burning tyres, demanding action against the culprit.