Bhubaneswar: A five-year-old differently-abled girl was allegedly raped by a relative at Mahisakhal near Badagada Tuesday.Shockingly, the accused is a 13-year-old boy.

The matter came to light after a neighbour spotted the girl lying unconscious on the floor with her mouth gagged and blood gushing out of her genitals. She was rushed to Capital Hospital and was later referred to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, where she is currently undergoing treatment in the ICU ward.

A three-member team of doctors led by an assistant professor at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack is treating the girl.

In a media briefing, Bhubananand Moharana Emergency Officer of SCB Medical said, “The girl is currently battling with her life and her condition is critical. She was brought here last evening at around 11 pm with grievous vaginal injuries and is undergoing cost-free treatment here.”

“The surgery is going on right now under the leadership of Professor Mahapadhi of Gynecology department. Along with that, the teams of surgery, anesthesia and pediatrics are also involved in the surgery,” he added.

A Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) is also being considered for the girl and meanwhile police investigation and legal procedures are all underway for her survival, he added.

In Bhubaneswar, the cops have detained a minor boy for investigation into the incident.A case has been registered under Section 376/(1) (2) of IPC and Section 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.


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