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Ex-sarpanch convicted for raping Dalit woman in Odisha

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Angul: The Court of District Judge in Odisha’s Angul today awarded 7 years of Rigorous Imprisonment to Umesh Pradhan, a former Sarpanch and president of Chhendipada Bus Owners’ Association, for raping a 50-year-old Dalit woman in 2007.

Taking into consideration 13 witnesses, District Judge of Angul, Sanjay Keshari Swain today pronounced the judgement.

Notably, a complaint was lodged by the woman at Chhendipada police station alleging that Pradhan raped her on the night of July 22, 2007 while she was alone at her house.