70-Year-Old Widow Raped In Rayagada, Accused Nabbed

Rayagada: A 70-year-old widow was allegedly raped by a youth in Banapur village under Bisam Katak police limits on February 21. The incident reportedly occurred when the woman had gone to ease herself during the night.

After the alleged incident, the woman reported the matter to the local Sarpanch following which an urgent meeting of the elderly persons of the village was convened. Taking advantage of the delay in action, the accused in this case, Biswanath Kadraka managed to escape.

Distressed with the lackadaisical approach of the village elders, the victim and her daughter petitioned before a women’s organisation. Soon, at least five woman’s organisations joined to get justice for the 70-year-old.

With the help of locals, the accused was nabbed and beaten black and blue. Later he was handed over to the police. Kadraka was rescued and booked by Bisam Katak police which booked him on rape charges and forwarded to the court today.