Odisha Police on Monday arrested a person on charges of impregnating a girl who lived in a girls' hostel run by the ST & SC Development Department of the state government.
The accused was arrested by personnel of the Mahila Police Station from Adivasi Gaon in Bhubaneswar, DCP Anup Sahoo said.
The man, who is a distant relative of the girl, allegedly raped her twice, when she had gone to the house of a relative at Salia Sahi area during the summer vacation.
The matter came to the fore during a health check-up conducted under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) on June 28.
Further investigation is underway, police said.
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