A retired CRPF soldier was arrested on Monday for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl in Odisha's Jajpur district, the police said.
In her complaint, the girl's mother alleged that the accused had offered the girl chocolates, took her to a secluded place and raped her.
"According to the girl's mother, the child had gone to the market with the retired soldier and a neighbor to get her shoes repaired. The accused then took her to a secluded flour mill near the bazaar and raped her," the police said.
"He then allegedly threatened the girl with dire consequences, if she reported the matter," inspector in-charge Sukanta Kumar Patra said.
"The retired soldier had come to stay with his relatives. He was arrested after midnight on Monday,"the police added.