Baripada: Two persons including a juvenile have been arrested by the police for allegedly gangraping a young woman of Kalikapur locality here under Baripada Town police limits.
Police said, one of the accused is a juvenile and the other has been identified as Suresh Singh.
The accused persons are neighbours of the rape survivor, police added.
“Upon receiving a call from a woman hailing from Kalikapur that she has been gang raped, we immediately formed three teams and rushed to the spot. We nabbed the two accused persons from the spot,” informed Birendra Senapati, Inspector In-Charge (IIC) Baripada Town police station. One of them is a minor, Senapati added.
The IIC said that on the basis of the victim’s report the two accused persons have arrested.
A case of gang rape has been registered under IPC 376B at the Baripada Town police station, the IIC added.
Senapati said that in the early hours today while the woman had gone to watch the bonfire on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at a field near her house, the culprits abducted her to a field near the river bank where they raped her.
“The victim tactfully managed to escape from the clutches of her perpetrators and called the police over the phone following which we rushed to the spot and were able to arrest the culprits,” he added.
Senapati stated that t the victim’s statement under section 161 CrPC has been recorded and tomorrow her statement before a magistrate under section 164 CrPC will be recorded tomorrow as the courts are closed today for the Makar Sankranti holiday.
He added that the victim has undergone medical examination while that of the accused persons is underway.
On completion of medical examination of the accused persons, the minor will be produced before the Juvenile Justice Board and the other will be forwarded to court, Senapati said.
Scientific team and investigating officer (IO) of the case are at the crime spot as further investigation is underway, he added.