Tractor driver arrested for rape of minor

A tractor driver, who raped a minor girl on the pretext of marrying her in Odisha's Ganjam district, has been arrested.

"Twenty-year-old Uali Mallick, a tractor driver from Karadabadi in Sorada area in the district, was arrested yesterday after the 16-year-old girl lodged an FIR", police said.

The victim, a school drop out and a close relative of the accused, alleged in her FIR that Mallick had raped her many times during the last four months on a promise to marry.

Both the victim and accused were medically examined, Inspector-in-charge of Sorada police station, Jagannath Mallick said.

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