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Absconding criminal held for raping woman at gunpoint

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Reported by Santosh Jagdev

Bhubaneswar, Nov 15:

The city Mahila Police produced a history-sheeter who was accused of raping a woman at gunpoint in Divya Vihar under Lingaraj police limits in September this year in a local court on Friday.

The accused Niranjan Swain (35) who hails fom Astarang in Puri district was arrested by a special squad today. He had gone underground soon after the incident was reported.  Swain was handed over to the city Mahila police station where the case was registered.

There are over 70 cases including rape, molestation, dacoity and theft pending against Swain in Puri and Bhubaneswar.

He was charged under section 457 (trespassing) and 376 (rape) of the IPC.

The victim, a 35-year-old woman was allegedly raped at gun point by Swain inside her house at Divya Vihar under Lingaraj Police limits.

She works as as a domestic help in the area.