Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Rourkela, Nov 22:
Five persons accused of gang-raping a tribal woman have been sent to jail today in Odisha’s Rourkela.
According to police, the five accused were arrested yesterday after an investigation into the allegations by a couple a week ago.
The couple hailing from Biramitrapur area had filed a complaint with Brahmanitaranga police station on November 17 that the complainant was gang-raped on the previous day while they had gone for sightseeing.
As per reports, the couple had gone to Pitamahal dam on November 16. While on their return, they got lost in the forest. The couple sought assistance from the five accused – who were returning from the dam after taking bath – to help them get out of trouble.
However, the accused allegedly gang-raped the tribal woman in front of her husband after beating him.
Following the complaint and investigation, the five accused identified as Suresh Dungdung, Kalia Oram, Biranchi, Santosh and Prakash were arrested yesterday. They were forwarded to court.
“We have arrested the five accused after investigation. The victim had filed a complaint a day after the crime. The accused had stolen a mobile phone and Rs 50 from victim’s husband. They have been forwarded to court today,” said Satyanarayan Muduli, IIC of Brahmanitaranga police station.