Woman abducted, raped over rejection of marriage proposal in Odisha’s Cuttack

Cuttack: Markat Nagar police have arrested a person on charges of abducting a woman and raping her in CDA area of the Silver City here.

Accused Abinash Mishra of Sapanpur in Jajpur district has been produced in a local court, said a police officer.

According to police, Mishra was residing in CDA Sector-9 area of Cuttack city and he had moved a proposal to marry the woman last year. He had then identified himself as a scientist at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). However, the woman’s family had rejected the marriage proposal after they came to know that Mishra was not working with the ICMR, police said.

Rejection of the marriage proposal had infuriated Mishra. He had abducted the woman in a car on October 3 last year and raped her at a hotel. The accused had also recorded his sexual assault on the woman in his mobile phone, said the official.

The accused was forcing the victim to marry him by threatening her with the obscene videos, he added.

“The victim had lodged a complaint in this regard with police in February this year. We have registered a case and arrested the accused. The victim’s statement has been recorded in the court and she has been sent for medical examination. Our investigation is on and we will submit the chargesheet after collecting all evidences in the case,” said the official.


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