Bhubaneswar: An engineer has been accused of raping an 11-year-old maid in his house for the past three months in Bhubaneswar, said police on Monday.
The incident occurred at Padmavati Vihar under Chandrasekharpur police limits in the Odisha capital.
The incident came to notice after the minor girl managed to escape from the house of the engineer and approached the Chandrasekharpur police.
According to police, the engineer, identified as Pramod Kumar Singh, resided in the residential colony along with his family.
His wife happened to meet the girl during a trip to Jaleswar in Balasore district. The woman brought the girl to her house by promising the latter’s parents to educate the girl in a good school.
However, they engaged the girl as domestic help instead of imparting education as promised.
Police said the engineer used to rape the girl since last three months when his wife was out of home.
Sunday morning, while he had gone out for work and his wife was away in Puri, the girl escaped from the house and sought help from the slum dwellers in the area.
They helped the girl to reach the police. The engineer was now on the run.