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A minor girl was allegedly gang raped in a forest in Odisha's Sundergarh district and a video of the crime was also made which has gone viral on social media, police said on Tuesday.
The 17-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped and the video was made in a forest near Harpali Basti in Biramitrapur police limits in the district on July 8.
However, the family of the victim lodged a complaint on Monday after the video went viral on social media.
As per reports, the girl was raped by 8-10 youths when she had gone to a forest near her village.
Biramitrapur police station inspector in-charge Anand Chandra Majhi said two accused have been arrested while they have launched a manhunt to nab the other culprits.
Meanwhile, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress stalled proceedings in the Odisha assembly for the second day in a row on Tuesday over rising child rapes and hundreds of children going missing in the state.
Speaker Surya Narayan Patro adjourned the proceedings till 3 p.m.
Indo-Asian News Service
The two female relatives, one of whom was also a witness in a related case, died in the crash, while the alleged rape victim and her lawyer are in critical condition in hospital.
Fresh protests erupted in India Tuesday amid growing public fury over a car crash that critically injured a teenager who accused a lawmaker from the ruling party of rape and harassment.
The incident took place in Dakshina Kannada in south western India several months ago, but only came to light in recent weeks after being widely disseminated on social media.
The incident came to light after the victim suffered severe pain in her private parts and was admitted to a hospital in Begumpura in her hometown of Aurangabad for treatment. The doctors suspected it could be a case of rape and informed the police.
The young man was rushed to hospital after sustaining moderate injuries.
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