Woman Journalist Molested, Boyfriend Attacked In Odisha’s Cuttack, Accused Held

**Cuttack:** In yet another incident of abuse on women, a female journalist was allegedly molested and her boyfriend was attacked in public by a 41-year-old man in broad daylight here on Monday.

Reportedly, the accused has been identified as Bibhu Prasad Swain, an engineer working with Vedanta Sponge Iron Ltd.

The incident took place in the middle of the road in front of a restaurant in Badambadi’s Cuttack area at around 2.30 pm in the afternoon, stated reports.

After the incident, the woman filed a complaint at Badambadi police station in which she stated that the accused had claimed to be a CBI officer in an inebriated state and had picked up a fight with her boyfriend, who is also a scribe.

Later when the woman tried to intervene in the fight, she too was abused by the man, who then tried to outrage her modesty in public. Locals and by-standers then took matter into their hands and came to the duo’s rescue. They started thrashing the inebriated man and handed him over to the police.

The cops are further investigating into the matter.