Rourkela: A woman and her mother of Tangarapali area here were allegedly confined in a room and assaulted by a man in Basanti Colony here for over 40 days. Udit Nagar police rescued the mother and daughter on Tuesday night and arrested the accused.
According to reports, the two women were staying in the house of one Ashok Mohanty, who claims to be a journalist, at Basanti Colony without informing their family members. A missing complaint was filed by the family of the two earlier.
According to the police complaint, Mohanty used to torture the two women both physically and mentally. He was also blackmailing them after clicking their nude pictures.
They were cut off from the outer world. However, the duo managed to contact their relatives and informed them about their ordeal. Soon after the relatives lodged a complaint at Udit Nagar police station following which the cops rushed to the spot and rescued the women.
Mohanty has been arrested and produced before a local court.