Bhubaneswar: Four men were arrested in Odisha's Jajpur district for the rape of a 15-year-old Dalit girl two days ago, police said on Friday.

The victim is a resident of Pahanga village, over 100 km from Bhubaneswar. The incident occurred when she had gone to a nearby area to attend the call of nature on Wednesday night, the inspector in charge of the local police station, Ashwini Sahu, said.

The men dragged her to a secluded place and one of them raped her while the others watched, he said. Police arrested all four men, including the main offender, a day later on the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim.

The four were remanded to judicial custody after a local court rejected their bail plea, he said. The girl would be sent for medical examination on Friday.

In a separate incident, a man was arrested on Thursday in Jeypore town of the state's Koraput district for raping an 11-year-old girl. The 24-year-old offender had allegedly gone to the girl's house and asked for drinking water. Seeing the girl alone, he raped her, local police said.

(Agencies)

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