The victim from Sansailo in the district had gone shopping to the market with her brother-in-law sometime last week when the crime took place.
Members of her family found the girl admitted to Sukinda Community Health Centre, the police said. The incident came to light after the victim’s father lodged a complaint on Wednesday.
According to the FIR filed at the Sukinda police station, Baruna Mohanta (32) of Samantarapur village came to visit his in-laws on September 10 and took the victim to the nearby market for shopping, Tofan Gagh, inspector-in-charge of Sukinda police station, said.
Later, the accused admitted the girl to the health centre in a critical condition with deep wounds on her head and legs. He called up his in-laws and asked them to come to the hospital.
Baruna reportedly told doctors that the girl had fallen down from the car when the door opened accidentally.
The victim’s family shifted her to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
The girl received serious injuries on her head and back. She could not say anything about the incident for a couple of days.
The victim’s father, however, filed a complaint alleging that his daughter had been raped and thrown out of the car by his son-in-law. The police have registered a case and started an investigation.