College girl raped on School Hostel premises in Odisha

KalingaTV News Network

Phulbani: The incident of rapes and crime against girls and women, despite a state-wide awareness campaign by the state police in association with the UN, continue to rise in the state with a fresh such shameful incident being reported from Kandhamal district today.

According to reports, one Achyutananda Sahoo of Puruna Sahi in Sarangad village has been arrested by Sarangad police in the district after a college student filed a case of rape against him.

As per the victim’s complaint, the girl with her friends had gone to a nearby village on occasion of Raja festival on Friday. At the festival venue, Sahoo asked the girl to accompany him. However, the girl refused and went to her friend’s house in Salaguda village and halted there that night.

However, after knowing that the girl was returning home in an auto-rickshaw, Sahoo intercepted the vehicle and asked her to come with him. The girl denied and ran towards a hostel, adjacent to the high school. However, the accused chased the girl and despite her denial, raped her. He then, fled the spot leaving the girl unconscious.

The girl was rescued by some locals who also informed her family members.

Informing about the incident, G.Udaygiri SDPO Amaresh Kumar Panigrahi said, “Based on the complaint filed by the victim’s family members, the Sarangada police station nabbed Sahoo. He has been sent for medical examination and will be forwarded to the court later.”

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