Crime

Fire official charged with sexual assault of woman on pretext of marriage

Balasore: A woman of Kamarapur area under Soro police limits in Balasore alleged that a man impregnated her by maintaining physical relationship with her repeatedly with false promises of marriage.

Even she had conceived twice and had gone for abortion, she informed.

According to the complaint lodged by her at Soro police station, the accused, identified as Sangram Murmu, a fire official of Saraguna village under Rasagobindapur block in Mayurbhanj district came in contact with the girl in 2009. Since then, they had been spending times together for a period of time.

Later, the accused rejected her after he was selected for job in fire department, she alleged.

On June 15, the young girl lodged a complaint against him on learning about his marriage on June 18 with another woman.

Police registered a case against Murmu and booked him under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC). A manhunt has been launched to nab him. Further investigation is on, said police.

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