Youth rapes tribal woman in Odisha during wedding ceremony, arrested

Balasore: A youth was today arrested for allegedly raping a 25-year-old tribal woman in Soro area of Odisha’s Balasore district while she had gone to a village for attending a wedding.

According to a complaint lodged by the victim with Soro police, Shyama Singh (29), the accused, forcibly took her to a secluded place and raped her while she had gone to Digibhanra village in Soro area for a marriage ceremony on May 2. He was reportedly in an inebriated state.

The husband of the woman informed the police about the incident, following which cops reached the spot and detained Singh. He was later arrested under Section 376 (1) of IPC.

“A case has been registered in this connection. The woman has been sent for medical examination. The accused will be forwarded to court after his medical examination,” said Dillip Kumar Sahu, IIC, Soro police station.

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