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Man arrested for drugging, raping nurse


OST Bureau

Kendrapara, Sep 23:

A man was arrested today for allegedly drugging and raping a nurse at a private clinic in Garapur area on the outskirts of Kendrapara town, police sources said.

In her complaint with the Kendrapara Sadar police yesterday, the 33-year-old victim, a widow, had alleged that she was raped three days ago after being given food laced with sedatives, the sources said.

The 52-year-old married man, Shiba Prasad Acharya, who stayed in the neighbourhood, had also taken nude photos of the victim on his mobile phone and had threatened to make them public, they said.

On the basis of the complaint, Acharya was arrested under section 376 (rape) IPC and section-6 of Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986.

He was sent to judicial custody after his bail was rejected by a local court.