Seven arrested for raping married woman

Malkangiri: Seven persons have been arrested for allegedly raping a married woman in Odisha’s Malkangiri district. The accused allegedly gang-raped the victim and also tortured her.

She lodged a complaint with the police a few months back about the gangrape but the latter did not take note of her complaint. However, police arrested the accused after the victim tried to commit suicide.

She alleged that eight to nine youths were raping her for the last four months and also torturing her. The survivor while lodging the complaint had warned of committing suicide if she failed to get justice from the police.

Police went on buying time but woke up and arrested the accused after the survivor slashed her wrist and tried to commit suicide late on Friday night.

She was rescued in a critical condition and admitted to the district headquarters hospital.