Young woman gang raped inside forest in Odisha; 2 held

Rourkela: In yet another shameful incident of women being sexually harassed in Odisha, a young woman was allegedly gang raped by three youth inside a forest at Hatiada village in Lathikata of Sundergarh district.

The incident that occurred on October 29 night came to fore after family members of the victim lodged a complaint at Kuarmunda police outpost this morning.

As per the complaint, the victim had called up a male friend to meet her in a forest near Hatiada on the fateful day. However, the youth plotted a plan with his two friends to outrage the modesty of the woman. When she along with her female friend reached the spot, the trio attempted to rape them. While her friend managed to escape the spot, the miscreants took turns to rape the young woman inside the forest before fleeing the spot.

Later, the victim returned to her house yesterday morning and narrated her ordeal before her family. Today morning, her family members lodged a complaint at Kuarmunda police outpost under Biramitrapur police station.

Acting on the complaint, police detained two persons and are interrogating them in this connection.

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