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Three arrested for molesting woman in city

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OST Crime Bureau

Bhubaneswar, Oct 31:

The Commissionerate Police on Thursday arrested three persons detained late on Wednesday night for allegedly drugging and molesting a 35-year old woman near the new terminal of the Biju Patnaik domestic airport here.

The accused were identified as Lingaraj Dalai (20) of Ambapua of Berhampur in Ganjam district, Jitendra Behera (24) of Madhyakunda village of Daspalla area in Nayagarh district, both staying in Unit-6 near Capital Hospital and Subashis Pattnaik (25) of Baidyanath Patna of Kanas in Puri district staying at Ganganagar under Capital police limits here.

“After reviewing the medical report conducted on Thursday, the accused were booked under sections 354, 328, 34 of IPC and forwarded to the court today,” Mahila police station Inspector-in-charge Sarojini Nayak said.

On Wednesday evening, workers of a city-based NGO had rescued the woman in a semi-conscious state from the clutches of miscreants near an isolated pump house near the new terminal of the Biju Patnaik domestic airport here.