Man held for rape bid on migrant woman at quarantine centre in Odisha

Balasore: A man was arrested today for allegedly trying to rape a migrant woman at a quarantine centre at Telipala Ashram under Barahampur police limits in Balasore district. Based on a complaint lodged by the migrant woman, the Barahampur police booked the man.

A total of 77 Odia migrants including four women were kept at the quarantine centre. At around 9 am, the accused, Ratnakar Jena (55) of Gohira area barged into the quarantine centre. While one of the women was bathing at the quarantine centre’s bathroom, Jena reportedly reached there and attempted to rape her.

Hearing her scream, three other women and inmates of the quarantine centre reached the spot and nabbed the accused. After knowing the details from the victim, the inmates tied the accused to a tree and beat him up black and blue.

Later the woman along with the quarantine security guard lodged a police complaint.

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