Kendrapara: A 32-year-old Dalit woman and mother of four, was allegedly gangraped in a remote village in Kendrapara district. Police has detained two accused involved in the crime committed on March 19 at Ghodadanda village in Patkura area, after the woman lodged an FIR on Wednesday night.
The woman and her family, were tenant farmers and were staying in a thatched house provided by the landowner, who was named as one of the accused, Kendrapara Superintendent of Police Sarthak Sadangi said. According to the complainant, the landowner had recently driven out the couple and their family from the house over some dispute and later ransacked the mud house built by the duo, after they were ousted.
The SP said that the couple's 10-year-old girl, who was the eye-witness to the crime according to the FIR, could not be traced. Cases have been registered against the two accused on the basis of woman's complaint under sections 450, 341, 323, 324, 427, 506, 376 (2)-(g) and section-3 Prevention of Atrocity Against Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Act.
According to the FIR filed by the woman, her 10-year-old girl, who was a witness to the crime, could not be traced.