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Youth arrested for sexual assault on 70-year old

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Kendrapara, Mar 12:

In a shocking incident, a 70-year-old woman was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 29 year-old youth in remote Haldiapatna village in Odisha’s Kendrapara district, police said today.

Police said the accused, Ganeswar Jena was arrested today following the lodging of an FIR on Tuesday.

Both the victim and the accused have been medically examined, police said.

The incident which led to a massive public outrage in the area occurred on March 10 in Haldiapatna village, police added.

Accused Ganeswar was booked under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC, said Sub Divisional Police Officer, Nrusingha Charan Swain.