Former Odisha MLA medically examined in rape case

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Berhampur, Apr 22:

Medical examination of former Odisha MLA Ramesh Jena was today conducted at the Forensic Medicine and Toxicology department of the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in connection with a rape case.

Congress MLA Ramesh Jena going to BBSR Court 1

“He agreed for the medical examination. A medical examination was conducted on him. Subsequently, we will send the medical examination report to the concerned authorities. His blood sample and saliva swab were taken for VDRL test, blood grouping, etc. The investigation will be conducted to find out whether these corroborate with any recent sexual assault by him,” said Dr Sudipa Das, Associate Professor FMT department MKCG Medical College and Hospital.

However, Jena has denied the charges and said it to be untrue.

“Everything is false. In view of the forthcoming Panchayat elections, they are implicating me in false cases. The courts exist, I will surely get justice,” said Jena while he was being taken to the hospital for medical examination.

Earlier in the day police took Jena on a day’s remand for interrogation in a rape case. The Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate’s Court of Berhampur had allowed the police to take Jena on remand in connection with the rape case.

A widow of Berhampur town had alleged in her complaint with the police that she had been multiple times raped by Jena after her husband’s death. The woman had claimed that her husband was in the bus and liquor business. Jena and his associates used to extort money from her husband.

She further claimed that she had attempted to run her husband’s business after his death but Jena and his associates had created obstacles in her running the business forcing her to sell off the buses.

She said Jena along with one of his associates Bidu Bisoi had visited her house in 2013 and had raped her.

Later, after two-three months he had again visited her house and had asked her to maintain sexual relations with him.

As she didn’t agree, he allegedly showed her a video clip of her intimate moments with him and threatened to make it public and again had physical relations with her. This is how she was repeatedly raped by Jena, the woman had alleged in her complaint with the Town police station.

On the other hand, another case of land grab has been registered against Jena on Thursday at the Sadar police station here. One Gopinath Sahu of Nimkhandi area has lodged the complaint against Jena. Sahu in his complaint has alleged that Jena has grabbed 2.870 acres of his land.

Police have registered 21 cases against the former  Congress MLA.



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