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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Aug 3:

Police have arrested two persons in connection with the July 26 loot and gang rape of a woman in Jhinkiria village under Cuttack Sadar police limits.

Jhinkiria gang rape accused

The arrested Gadadhar Das (35) and Ratnakar Das (35) hail from Nuapada village under Dhamnagar block of Bhadrak district, a police official said.

“Till now two persons have been arrested. Basically, their criminal antecedents are robbery and rape. Teams are on their job to arrest the other people involved in the crime,” informed Sanjeev Arora, DCP Cuttack at a press conference here today.

The arrested will be forwarded to court tomorrow, police said.

Notably, in a shocking and horrifying incident, four miscreants had allegedly gang-raped a woman after looting valuables from her house in Jhinkiria village in the wee hours on July 27.

As per the complaint lodged by the woman with the police her husband had left the house for Cuttack to attend to an ailing relative who was admitted to a private nursing home and had stayed back with him. The woman and her children were at home.

At around 1.30 AM in the wee hours, the miscreants entered the house by breaking open the door. The miscreants at knifepoint looted the woman’s mangal sutra, anklets, three mobile phones and some amount of cash that the family had kept in their house in the presence of her children.

However, the matter didn’t end here; the miscreants allegedly lifted off the woman to the river bank 1.5 km away from her home and gang raped her.

The family hailing from Begunia area in Khordha district was staying in Jhinkiria in a rented house.