Woman going for holy dip gang-raped in Baripada
Baripada: A 19-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by two persons while she was going to take a holy dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in Baripada on Thursday, police said. Two persons of the locality started following the woman and her sister who were heading towards a river for taking the dip.
The incident took place when one sister was taking a bath in the waterbody and her sibling was standing near the river bed. The accused lifted her to a secluded place and allegedly raped her. As she screamed for help, the duo fled the spot, police said.
The woman lodged a complaint at Baripada Town police station on the basis of which the two persons were arrested, Birendra Senapati, Inspector-in-Charge of the police station, said.
The medical examination of the woman has been conducted in PRM Medical College and Hospital, Senapati said.