Bhubaneswar: A temple priest allegedly molested a married woman in Odisha’s capital city and made the video of the act viral.
As per a complaint lodged by the victim at Mahila police station here, Saroj Kumar Dash, the accused priest, had promised her to provide loan against gold ornaments. The woman went to his house for mortgaging her gold ornaments, during which Dash offered her a drink after spiking it.
After consuming the drink, the woman fell unconscious following which Dash molested her and recorded the act with a mobile phone.
Using the video, the priest later blackmailed the victim for having physical relation with him. However, the woman rejected his demands.
The accused eventually sent the video to her husband, relatives and friends via Facebook and WhatsApp. Police have started investigation into the incident by recording the woman’s statement.