.........KANTAMAL (BOUDH):A minor girl was gang-raped by two youths in Kodibahal village within Kantamal police limits here on Saturday evening.The victim, a Class VIII student of Chapapali Nuapada, has identified one of the youths as Parma Bhoi of Kodibahal. Both the accused are on the run.
In her complaint, the victim said she had gone to the house of one Budu Naik to attend a wedding on Saturday. In the evening, she and her aunt were near a tubewell when Parma and his accomplice reached the spot.
Despite the presence of the aunt, they forcibly took the girl to a nearby forested area. The accused duo then gagged and raped her. The accused fled after the victimís aunt reached the place along with some villagers.
The victim further stated that on returning, she and other villagers took up the matter with Parmaís mother Bendri. However, the woman threatened her with dire consequences for tarnishing the character of her son.
On the basis of the victimís complaint, police registered a case. Boudh SP S S Mishra said police have launched a manhunt to nab the accused.