Cuttack, October 15
A 17-year-old lady, who ran away after a battle along with her mother and father, was taken to a poultry farm in Odisha’s Cuttack by a person who supplied to drop her dwelling in his bike and allegedly gang-raped over 22 days, police stated on Wednesday.
A local of Tirtol within the neighbouring Jagatsinghpur district, the lady had run away from dwelling after a battle 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 supplied to drop her dwelling in his bike, the lady advised the district Baby Welfare Committee.
However as an alternative of going to Tirtol, the youth took her to the poultry farm within the Gatiroutpatna village within the Chauliaganj police station space and stored her confined to a room forcefully for 22 days, she stated.
Two males then raped her repeatedly on the farm, she added.
The lady was rescued in the course of 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 crew has been fashioned to apprehend the absconding good friend of the accused,” stated Cuttack metropolis Deputy Commissioner of Police Prateek Singh.
She was later produced earlier than the district Baby Welfare Committee (CWC) from the place she has been despatched to an orphanage, he stated.
A case has been filed below IPC sections 376(2)(c) and 376(2)(g) that pertains to rape and gang rap, and part 34, which is slapped when a legal 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 basic secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar accused the Naveen Patnaik authorities of getting failed to make sure the security and safety of ladies.
Noting that the lady 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 folks within the constituency.
Attacking the state authorities in the identical vein, Congress spokesperson Nishikant Mishra stated the gang-rape confirmed that girls within the state will not be protected and safe in any respect.
Demanding help of Rs 25 lakh for the household of the lady, he stated the incident ought to be investigated by the crime department. PTI