Baripada: In another shocking case a minor girl studying in Class 9 in a state-run residential school in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district.
A sub-divisional police officer (SDPO), Udala, SR Mohapatra said, The pregnancy of the Class 9 student was detected during a routine health check-up on Friday. A complaint was lodged by the school headmaster the same day. A case had been registered and probe into the matter is on.
The girl who belongs to a tribal community has been admitted to a hospital in Baripada, where tests confirmed her pregnancy. In her statement to police, the minor girl named a youth with whom she had physical relation. The youth, who hails from a nearby village, is missing and efforts are on to locate him, Mohapatra said.
It is not the new incident as the Incidents of sexual abuse of minor girls in state-run residential schools have been reported from different districts of the state in the recent past. Three minor girls, including two inmates of state-run residential schools, were falso ound pregnant in Dhenkanal, Kalahandi and Jajpur districts last month.