Crime and Accident

Five held for ‘gangraping’ woman

Rourkela: Five persons were arrested in connection with the alleged gangrape of a married woman in front of her husband in Brahmanitaranga area of Odisha’s Sundargarh district, police said today.

Suresh Dungdung (40), Kalia Oram (21), Biranchi Majhi (24), Prakash Lakra alias Matu (20) and Susant Sethi (25) were nabbed yesterday after a probe conducted on the basis of tip-off provided by locals about the November 16 incident, S N Muduli, Inspector in-charge of Brahmanitaranga Police Station, said.

The incident took place when the couple had gone to Pitamahal Dam for an outing on a bike. The five accused, who were following them, also reached the site in a while and started misbehaving with the woman, he said.

When the husband protested, he was brutally assaulted and the woman was taken to a dark bushy area and gangraped, while the severely injured man was being guarded by two members of the group, the officer said.

The couple lodged a complaint with police the next day, Muduli said.