Woman who was thrashed over child-theft suspicion alleges rape attempt


Rourkela: Three persons were arrested in connection with the attack on woman on suspicion of being a child lifter in Indira Palli area of Rourkela.

Though the incident took place on June 17 night, the victim today lodged a complaint at Plant Site police station alleging that 10 to 12 persons had attempted to rape and murder her. When she resisted, they tortured her physically and tore her dress.

“I was returning to home at around 10 pm thaqt night. They attempted to rape me. As I resisted, they beat me up severely. They also tore my dress. When people gathered, they branded me as a child thief,” the survivor said, alleging that attempt was also made to kill her.

The incident took place on June 17 night when the working lady was returning to home from duty.

She sustained serious injuries in the attack following which she was admitted to a local hospital. Later, she was referred to Ispat General Hospital. But, her family members took her to home due to financial problem.

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