Odisha minor girl raped; on ventilator  

BHUBANESWAR: In a shocking incident, a nine-year girl was raped and brutally assaulted by a person in Khurdha district of Odisha.

The victim, who was raped in Jatani area on Wednesday, has been admitted to the Capital Hospital here in a critical condition. She has been put on the ventilator and undergoing treatment for multiple injuries on her body.

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According to doctors, her condition is unstable while excess bleeding was reported from her private part.

Meanwhile, the Jatni police on Thursday arrested the accused identified as Ahiraj Naik for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl in Loco Line Colony of Jatni in Khordha district.

Naik is a known criminal and has several criminal cases against him, said police.

The accused had allegedly dumped the minor after raping her on Wednesday. The victim was rescued early morning on Thursday and taken to the nearby hospital and later shifted to Capital Hospital after her condition deteriorated.