Two arrested in sexual abuse case

Balasore, June 17: Two persons were arrested in connection with sexual torture case of a minor girl in Balasore district.

The accused were identified as Initishree Mohapatra, district child protection officer (DCPO) and Sukanti Panda, Santawana Sudhara Gruha director.

They were accused of sexually exploiting the minor girl victim at two short stay homes.

It can be noted that the girl, which was rescued by child line authorities from Siliguri railway station on Nov 7, 2010 after she ran away from home on Nov 5, was handed over to Bapuji Seva Sadan.

She was sexually tortured by Goura Chandra Khamari, husband of the manager of Bapuji Seva Sadan. Later, she was shifted to Santwana Sudhara Gruha where she faced horrible incident. She was sexually assaulted by Vinod Nayak whose wife Mamata Behera, caretaker, was aware of the incident.

Following the complaints, Goura Chandra Khamari, Mamata Behera and Vinod Nayak were arrested.