Koraput: A minor girl student, studying in Class 7 in a tribal residential school, was allegedly forced to marry a boy of her age as he allegedly raped and impregnated her, reports said on Monday.
The incident reportedly took place at Kukurtofa village under Raigarh block in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district.
Reports said the minor girl, a student of a Khuduku Sevashram school, had gone home during the last summer holidays. During that period, she was allegedly raped by a minor boy of her village.
The incident came to light after the girl revealed about the incident during her seventh month of pregnancy.
As soon as her family came to know about the incident, they rushed to her school headmistress to seek help. She allegedly recommended not lodging any complaint and getting her married to the accused boy.
“We came to know about the incident when she came home during her vacation. After knowing about the incident we went to her headmistress for help. She said it’s better for her to marry the boy,” a relative of the girl said.
“Moreover, the boy has no objection to marry her,” the relative added.
No police complaint has been lodged by the family members of the girl.