An 85-year-old man was arrested on Monday in Odisha’s Kendrapara district for allegedly raping a five-year-old lady, police mentioned.
Sunakar Patra, who ran a grocery store within the village, allegedly raped the kid on Sunday night after luring her to come back contained in the store with candies, mentioned SK Pradhan, the inspector of Aul police station.
Patra was arrested after the lady’s dad and mom lodged a police criticism.
Throughout interrogation, the accused confessed to the crime, he mentioned.
The lady has been medically examined, the officer mentioned.
A case underneath IPC sections 376 AB (punishment for rape on lady underneath twelve years of age), 294 (obscene acts), 341 (wrongful restraint), 506 (legal intimidation) and POCSO Act has been levelled towards Patra.
He was remanded to judicial custody for 2 weeks when produced at a court docket, the officer mentioned.