Nayagarh: A youth allegedly raped a 37-year-old widow in Ranpur area of Odisha’s Nayagarh district last evening.
The victim lodged a written complaint in this regard with Ranpur police following which the accused, identified as Lipuna Das (25) of Mangarajpur Mouza in the district, was arrested. Several cases pertaining to misbehaviour with women are already pending against him, police sources said.
According to reports, Lipuna entered inside the woman’s house while her son and daughter had gone to a nearby market for buying groceries. The accused then closed the door from inside and allegedly raped the woman despite her repeated resistance.
The victim last night lodged an FIR at the police station. Cops have started investigation into the incident after registering a case against Lipuna.