Keonjhar/Bhubaneswar: A complaint was lodged at the Nandipada police station of Keonjhar district alleging a liquor trader attempted to rape a woman after giving alcohol to her husband. The police personnel reached the Baranga Bazaar today and launched an investigation into the matter.
As per reports, a couple from Manoharpur area in the district was begging in the Baranga area yesterday. During evening hours they could not return home and decided to spend the night near the bazaar.
When the liquor trader came to know that the woman’s husband has been an addict to alcohol, the accused took advantage of the addiction. The trader, who has been allegedly selling liquor illegally in the bazaar, gave alcohol to the woman’s husband.
As the woman’s husband fell unconscious, the trader tried to rape the woman.
Hearing her scream for help, some local youth ran to the spot following which the trader fled the spot in the darkness.