KENDRAPADA: The Sadar police arrested Shiba Prasad Mallick, a mason of Charigaon village in Kendrapada district, for allegedly raping a 20-year old girl for a couple of times in April this year.
Padarbinda Tripathy, Kendrapara Sadar Police station IIC, said Mallick was on Thursday produced before the SDJM court of Kendrapara. He was sent to jail after the court rejected his bail petition.
Tripathy said, a 20-year old girl of Jajanga village under Kendrapara Sadar police station on 19th April lodged an FIR alleging the accused raped her.
How the incident took place:
While the girl was going to bring turmeric powder from the nearby shop on 15th April evening, Shiba came in a motorbike and offered her a lift. Shiba had been working as a mason at her neighbour’s house.
She went with Shiba. Later, Shiba forcibly took her to Chandikhole and kept her in a rented house. Shiba allegedly provided drug-laced food to her in dinner. When she woke up, she found herself raped by him and laying undressed, said police.
When the victim cried, Shiba allegedly promised to marry her. As a result, she stayed at the rented house with Shiba with a hope that he would marry her.
On next day, the accused allegedly kept physical relation with her, despite her wish. When the girl asked Shiba to inform the matter to her parents, Shiba allegedly entered into a verbal duel with her. Then he fled from the place, police added.
When she was returning, Dushmanta Panda of Ratnagiri village also offered her lift. She took his help and went with Dushmanta. Later, Dushmanta allegedly raped her on 17th April night. On next day, Dushmanta allegedly put vermilion on her forehead in front of local Hanuman temple. He assured of marrying her.
On that night, Dushmanta also forcibly kept physical relations with her. Later, Dushmanta’s father asked him to leave at her house, and Dushmanta promised to marry her with the consent of his family members.
On 19th April, Dushmant left the victim near Santasahi Bridge and returned. She brought her sorry plight before her family members. When her family members contacted Dushmanta over the phone, he allegedly denied to know the girl, informed Tripathy.
Notably, on 22nd April, Sadar police arrested Dushmant Panda allegedly raping the girl for a couple of times by luring to marry her, informed Tripathy.