Jagatsinghpur: In yet another ghastly incident, a minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth, who happens to be a distant relative of the survivor, at Sankheswar village under Tirtol police station in Jagatsinghpur district last night.

Police arrested the accused in Tirtol area. The accused has been identified as Litua, a distant relative of the minor survivor.

According to sources, the minor girl was usually staying with her grandmother. The accused allegedly raped her when she was sleeping alone last night. When she shouted in pain, the accused managed to flee from the spot.

The girl was immediately rushed to the Community Health Centre (CHC) in Manijanga in a critical condition. She was later shifted to Jagatsinghpur District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) after her condition deteriorated. She is now undergoing treatment at the DHH.

After a complaint was lodged, Tirtol police arrested the accused in Manijanga area last night.