Close on the heels of sensational Koraput gang-rape case, a group of miscreants allegedly gang-raped a college student in presence of her fiance in Odisha’s Ganjam district, police said on Tuesday.
Six persons have been arrested for their suspected involvement in the incident.
According to police, a student of Plus-Three Second Year, hailing from Bhanjanagar of Ganjam, was allegedly gang-raped by six persons at a forest near Budhakendu Thakurani Temple in Gangapur area of the district on Monday.
The incident came to light after the victim and her fiance lodged a complaint with the police.
The accused intercepted the victim when she was returning home with her fiance after visiting the temple. They thrashed the fiance and dragged the victim to a nearby cashew forest and allegedly gang-raped her.
“I had gone to the temple with my fiance to offer prayers. When we were returning, six people dragged me to the nearby forest and thrashed my fiance. (Each) one of them raped me, whereas others filmed it,” said the victim.
“We were returning from the temple after having darshan at around 3.30 p.m on Monday. Six persons came on two bikes and intercepted us. They thrashed me and snatched away our mobile phones from us. They took her to a nearby forest and raped her,” the fiance of the victim said.
Ashish Singh, Ganjam Superintendent of Police, said: “All the six have been arrested and will be produced in the court. We are investigating the case.”
A case has been registered over the incident at Gangapur Police Station. The accused and the woman would undergo medical examination and then the accused would be produced in the court, said Utkal Keshari Dash, Bhanjanagar Sub-Divisional Police Officer.
Meanwhile, the police are yet to nab the culprits involved in the Class IX girl gang-rape case in Koraput district on October 10. The victim has alleged that the four men were armed and dressed as security personnel.