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Odisha woman gang raped, succumbs after battling for 15 days  


Jeypore: A 32-year-old married woman, who was raped by two youths at Siadimala village under Jeypore block in Koraput district earlier this month, died while undergoing treatment at Saheed Laxman Nayak (SLN) Medical College and Hospital in Koraput today.

The woman’s death has triggered tension at the hospital after irate villagers reached there and alleged medical negligence.

Sources said the husband of the deceased woman, who has two sons, is mentally-ill while her mother-in-law is visually-impaired. Taking advantage of her situation, two youths of the same village had raped the woman in her house on December 5. She was first rushed to district headquarters hospital here in critical condition and later shifted to the SLN Medical College and Hospital.

Meanwhile, her husband and mother-in-law had lodged a complaint at Jeypore Sadar police station. The police registered a case after recording the statement of the victim and later arrested the accused duo identified as Kamal Lochan Dandasena (25) and Ramesh Dandasena (25).

Further investigation is on into the incident.