Bhubaneswar: A youth Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader allegedly raped a woman in Odisha’s Jajpur district on the pretext of providing her a house under the Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana.
The incident occurred at BJD office located in Dasarathpur block of Jajpur district, said police.
A case has been registered by Mangalpur police station after the victim lodged an FIR with the police station on Monday.
According to the FIR, the incident took place on January 11 around 9 pm.
The medical examination of the woman has been conducted and her statement recorded before a magistrate at a local court under Section 164 of CrPC.
According to sources, Chandrakant Mohapatra, brother of senior BJD leader Saroj Mohapatra, allegedly raped her inside the party office on the pretext of providing her a house under the Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana.
The accused told the complainant to come to the party office for completion of some formalities in order to avail a house under the Biju Pucca Ghar scheme.
She has alleged that Chandrakant assaulted and raped her.