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Odisha man arrested for impregnating mentally challenged cousin

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Bhubaneswar: Mancheswar police arrested a man for allegedly impregnating her mentally challenged cousin sister here.

The accused identified as Bijay Acharya (40) was forwarded to court following arrest on Tuesday.

The shameful incident occurred at Kalarahanga area on outskirts of the city.

According to reports, the victim, the daughter of Bijay’s maternal uncle, had been staying at his home in the past six months. As she was mentally challenged, Bijay had been raping her. Even he had threatened to kill her if she discloses about it.

However, the young woman’s family suspected her to be pregnant after she returned her own home last week. The fact came to fore about her pregnancy after they asked the victim.

The family lodged a complaint at the Mancheswar police station against Bijay following which the accused was arrested.