A person allegedly kidnapped a 17-year-old and took her to a farm in Odisha’s Cuttack the place he and one other man raped her for 22 days, the police stated right this moment.
A local of Tirtol within the neighbouring Jagatsinghpur district, the woman had run away from residence after a combat along with her mother and father final month, they stated.
Whereas she was ready to board a bus on the OMP Sq. in Cuttack to return residence, a person supplied to drop her residence on his motorbike, the woman advised the district Little one Welfare Committee.
However as an alternative of going to Tirtol, he took her to a poultry farm within the Gatiroutpatna village and held her captive in a room for 22 days, she stated.
Two males then raped her repeatedly on the farm, she added.
The woman was rescued in the course of the day after the farm was raided when some locals tipped-off the police, suspecting unlawful actions on the farm, officers stated.
One man was arrested whereas efforts are on to search out the second accused, a police official stated.
“A police staff has been fashioned to apprehend the good friend of the accused,” stated Cuttack metropolis Deputy Commissioner of Police Prateek Singh.
The woman was later produced earlier than the district Little one Welfare Committee (CWC) from the place she has been despatched to an orphanage, he stated.
A case has been filed beneath IPC sections 376(2)(c) and 376(2)(g) that pertains to rape and gang rap, and part 34, which is slapped when a felony act is completed by a number of individuals.
The incident drew sharp criticism from completely different quarters with the opposition BJP and Congress launching an assault on the BJD authorities within the state.
BJP’s state normal secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar accused the Naveen Patnaik authorities of getting failed to make sure the security and safety of ladies.
Noting that the woman hails from Tirtol the place a by-election is scheduled to be held subsequent month, she puzzled as to how the ruling BJD will face the individuals within the constituency.
Congress spokesperson Nishikant Mishra stated the gang-rape confirmed that girls within the state aren’t secure and safe in any respect. Demanding help of Rs 25 lakh for the household of the woman, he stated the incident ought to be investigated by the crime department.