Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24:
The Twin City Commissionerate police arrested an elderly man for allegedly raping a minor girl and his wife for assisting him in the heinous crime and forwarded them to court yesterday.
The incident reportedly took place on Monday night at a slum in the capital city of Odisha.
The police also apprehended a youth identified as Okila Soren (32) for thrashing the couple taking law into hand in a kangaroo court held by self-proclaimed lawmakers while other accomplices are on run.
According to police, the accused identified as Birsa Murmu lured an eleven-year-old girl by offering her chocolate and attempted to rape in an inebriated state with his wife’s assistance at Radhakrushna Lane slum under Chandrasekharpur police limits.
The incident came to light on Tuesday after the minor girl narrated the ordeal to her family members following which the victim’s relatives called a kangaroo court where the couple was tied to a tree and beaten black and blue until they fainted.
Police reached the spot on being informed about the incident and rescued the couple.
“Police have arrested a youth on charge of thrashing the husband-wife duo and conducted raids at several places to arrest other accomplices,” said Chandrasekharpur IIC Deepak Mishra.