Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8:
The Commissionerate Police has not been able to achieve any success till yesterday in the case wherein a 26-year-old married woman from Brahmagiri area managed to escape from her confinement in a house in the Odisha capital on Friday after being allegedly gang raped by her husband and some of his friends.
The victim woman was unable to identify the locality in the capital city where she was kept in confinement for ten days and tortured despite being taken on a tour of all localities under Saheed Nagar police limits on Friday evening and Saturday morning by the Mahila police.
Victim being unable to tell anything about the location and there being no semblance in her statements most often either due to trauma because of the torture she has suffered or under the effect of intoxicants the case has posed a major hurdle for the police in its investigations.
The police on Saturday as per the statutory requirement of the law recorded the statement of the victim under section 164 Cr Pc at the local court here where she has given details of from where she was kidnapped and who were involved in the incident.
Mahila Police has planned to shift her to Brahmagiri since the original FIR in this case was registered at Brahmagiri police station. The victim had registered an FIR against her husband Saroj Pradhan at Brahmagiri police station alleging torture for dowry. It’s learnt that Saroj, her husband has been absconding since he got released on bail in the case.
The victim has blamed Brahmagiri police for her plight as it failed to act despite a case being registered with them.
It may be mentioned here that the victim on the morning of Friday reached the Saheed Nagar police station in a miserable condition and complained that her husband and two of his friends had abducted her since the last ten days and had kept her in confinement in a room here while the two friends of her husband raped her in turns. She alleged that since they use to drug her by mixing something in her food she was unable to know anything even it was difficult on her part to know whether it was night or day.
The victim had also alleged before the police that her husband and his friends had tonsured her and even had planned to send her Jhansi.