Crime

Widow raped; girl hangs self after video goes viral in separate incident

Nayagarh: A widow today alleged that she was raped by a youth when she was along in her house. She lodged a complaint at Ranpur police station in Nayagarh district.

The accused identified as Lipuna Das of her village has been arrested. He will be forwarded to court after medical examination, Ranapur Police IIC Girija Shankar Rath said.

The 25-year old accused also threatened her to kill her if she reveals the matter, the IIC added.

In another incident, a minor girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a tree in Jharigaon area of Nabarangpur district after a video showing her intimate moment with a youth went viral on social media. Her family members alleged that the youth raped her, videographed the scene and made it viral. Unable to bear the humiliation, she took the extreme step.

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