Cuttack: A 17-year-old woman, who ran away after a combat along with her mother and father, was taken to a poultry farm in Odisha’s Cuttack and allegedly gang-raped for over 22 days, police stated on Wednesday.
A local of Tirtol within the neighbouring Jagatsinghpur district, the woman had run away from dwelling 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 dwelling, a person provided to drop her dwelling in his motorbike, the woman informed the district Little one Welfare Committee.
However as a substitute of going to Tirtol, the youth took her to the poultry farm within the Gatiroutpatna village within the Chauliaganj police station space and saved her confined to a room forcefully for 22 days, she stated.
Two males then raped her repeatedly on the farm, she added.
The woman was rescued throughout the day because the farm was raided after locals tipped-off the police, suspecting some wrongdoing within the compound, officers stated.
One of many accused was additionally arrested and efforts are on to nab the opposite one, a police official stated.
“A police staff has been shaped to apprehend the absconding buddy of the accused,” stated Cuttack metropolis Deputy Commissioner of Police Prateek Singh.
She 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 underneath IPC sections 376(2)(c) and 376(2)(g) that pertains to rape and gang rap, and part 34, which is slapped when a prison act is completed by a number of individuals.
The incident drew sharp criticism from totally different quarters with the opposition BJP and Congress launching a scathing assault on the BJD authorities within the state.
BJP’s state common secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar accused the Naveen Patnaik authorities of getting failed to make sure the protection and safety of ladies.
Noting that the woman hails from Tirtol the place a by- election is scheduled to be held subsequent month, she questioned as to how the ruling BJD will face the folks within the constituency.
Attacking the state authorities in the identical vein, Congress spokesperson Nishikant Mishra stated the gang-rape confirmed that ladies within the state usually are not 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.