Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Udala, May 7:
In yet another case of love affair gone awry, a teenage girl has allegedly been gangraped by six men – including her lover – for four days in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district.
The matter came to the light after the victim manged to escape from the clutches of her tormentors.
The prime accused along with his two friends took the victim from Titia village under Khunta police limits in the district to Udala last Wednesday on the pretext of marrying her. After reaching the sleepy town, the trio took her to a tea stall near Udala High School and then to a rented house near Thana Chhak here.
Unaware of the evil designs of the trio, the 18-year-old Sumitra Kar (name changed) followed their instructions owing which she was gangraped one by one. The inhuman act continued for three days till Friday. On Saturday, three more persons joined in and continued to gangrape the victim.
While the heinous act was going on inside the four walls, one of them was continuously guarding her to prevent her from fleeing.
The appalling act continued for days while the victim wasn’t even being offered food or water.
Taking advantage of the anti-socials’ absence, the young girl managed to give them a slip and reported the incident at Udala police station today morning.
The victim narrated her ordeal and could identify three of the accused – Purna, Tuna and Chandan. However, she couldn’t name the three others.
“I was in love with Purna. He brought me to Udala on the promise of marrying me. He gangraped me along with his friends,” the victim said.
Meanwhile, police registered a case and are investigating into the incident.
“The complainant was sent for medical examination today. A case has been registered and we are probing into the matter,” Udala police station second officer, Srinibas Martha said.
All the accused are absconding after the incident.
The incident has sent shock waves in the sub divisional town of the tribal-dominated district.