Held on rape charge

A 51-year-old teacher Jugal Kishore Ransandha was nabbed by personnel of town police station of Berhampur on charges making attempt to rape a 14-year-old girl in a lodge in the city. According to the police the victim was from Kirma village under Brahmanigaon police station in Kandhamal district. The accused was also a teacher of an upper primary school of the same area. Mother of the girl had sent the girl to travel with the teacher to Rourkela to meet her sisters studying there. According to the police, the teacher had got down with the girl in Berhampur and had checked in into a lodge. In the lodge he had made lecherous attempts on the minor girl. Some locals had heard shouts of the girl and informed the police. Medical check up of the accused was conducted in MKCG medical college hospital on Friday.