**Cuttack:** In an inhuman act, four miscreants allegedly gang raped a woman after looting ornaments from her residence at Jhinkiria here on Tuesday night.
According to reports, the accused had barged into the woman’s house when her husband had gone to medical.
“After looting the valuables, they dragged me out of the house to abuse me physically and beat me up severely when I tried to escape. They would have murdered me after raping me. But, I managed to hide myself in a bush,” the victim said between sobs, requesting newsmen to take up the issue seriously.
Speaking to media persons, Cuttack DCP said: “The victim lodged a complaint with police in the morning acting on which a team rushed to spot and started investigation. We have started investigation from all angles. Forensic team has also been engaged in the probe.”
They snatched her mangalsutra, a silver ornament, Rs 15,000 in cash and three mobile phones. Later, they took her to a secluded place about 2 km from my house and brutally gang raped her,” husband of the victim told media persons, demanding stringent punishment for the miscreants.
He further said there might be some locals involved in the crime.