India: Man arrested for raping woman in Odisha

Jajpur (Odisha), Dec 10 (PTI) Police on Tuesday arrested a person for allegedly raping a 44-year-old woman in Odisha's Jajpur district.

The incident took place at Khandara Gedisahi village on Saturday night and the accused was arrested from a neighbouring area, they said.

As per the complaint filed by the woman at Jajpur Town police station, the accused took advantage of the fact that she stays alone in her house after demise of her husband.

India: Woman offered lift, gang raped in Odisha

Sambalpur (Odisha), Dec 9 (PTI) A 37-year-old woman was allegedly raped by four men after one of them offered her a lift in his motorbike in Odisha's Sambalpur town, the police said on Monday.

The four accused were arrested and the charge sheet in the case will be filed within 20 days, Sambalpur Superintendent of Police Kanwar Vishal Singh said.

India: Tribal girl raped by headmistress' husband at Odisha

Koraput (Odisha), Dec 7 (PTI) A class VII student of a state-run residential school in Odisha's Koraput district was allegedly raped for months by the headmistress' husband, who has been arrested after the tribal girl was found to be three-month pregnant, police said on Saturday.

The 60-year-old man who used to stay with his wife at the staff quarters of the school, meant for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes students, was arrested on Friday.

India: Onion price soars to Rs 120 a kg in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 (PTI) Amid the onion prices soaring to Rs 120 a kg in open markets of the state, the Odisha government on Wednesday sought to provide succour to people, saying the cost of the pungent vegetable bulb is likely to decline by January first week after production of new crop.

While the onion price in open market was around Rs 90 a kilogram on Tuesday, it registered an overnight jump by Rs 30 in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

India: Odisha cop suspended after rape survivor commits suicide

Baripada (Odisha), Dec 2 (PTI) A police personnel was suspended on Monday for negligence in duty, which allegedly led to a rape survivor committing suicide in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district, officials said.

Inspector in-charge Sarat Chandra Mahalik, posted at Jharpokharia police station, was suspended following allegations of inaction on the complaint filed by the rape survivor, they said.

India: 45-year-old man arrested for raping minor

Kendrapara (Odisha), Dec 2 (PTI) Odisha Police Monday arrested a 45-year-old man on charges of allegedly raping a 9-year-old in Kendrapara district of Odisha, police said on Monday.

The incident took place on Sunday night at a village under Derabish police station limits of the district and both the accused and the victim hail from it, the police said.

India: SIT begins probe into Kunduli gangrape by uniformed men

Koraput (Odisha), Dec 2 (PTI) A special investigation team (SIT), constituted by Orissa High Court to look into the probe by the state CID into the alleged gangrape at Kunduli which took place two years ago, began its probe here on Monday, officials said.

The HC had passed the order nearly two weeks ago and a three-member SIT was formed to look into the gangrape which allegedly took place in October 2017.

India: Woman raped by policeman, aide in Puri

Puri (Odisha), Dec 2 (PTI) A woman was allegedly gang raped by two persons including a policeman inside a police quarter in Odisha's temple town of Puri on Monday.

Police said the woman lodged a complaint saying a man, who identified himself as a police personnel, offered her a lift in his car while she was waiting at a bus stand in Nimapara town.

"I was on my way from Bhubaneswar to my village at Kakatpur. I believed him and accepted the lift," the woman told reporters outside Kumbharpada police station where she filed her complaint.

India: Body of rape victim found hanging in college hostel

Baripada (Odisha), Dec 1 (PTI) The body of a lecturer, who had levelled rape charges against her relative, was found hanging inside a college hostel at Rairangpur, police said on Sunday.

The deceased had lodged an FIR at Jharpokharia police station on October 30 alleging that she had been raped by a distant relative during her visit to Keonjhar on October 27, police said.

Following her death, the accused was arrested from Cuttack on Sunday.

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