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Woman kidnapped, raped for about 10 days in Odisha: Police

Press Trust of India  |  Sambalpur (Odisha) 

A 22-year-old woman has been allegedly abducted and raped for about ten days by a man in area of Odisha's district, police said.

Somya Ranjan Dharua (28) had allegedly kidnapped the woman on July 21 and took her to his house where she was raped at gunpoint for about ten days, a said.

While the parents of the woman did not complain to the police out of fear, the rape survivor managed to escape from the clutches of the accused on July 30, police said.

However, the accused later allegedly kidnapped the and threatened to kill him. After the release of her brother-in-law, the woman reported the incident at Police Station on August 7, they said.

Superintendent of Police said that the accused was arrested yesterday under several sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act.

A pistol has been seized from the possession of the accused.

Inspector-in-charge of Police Station P K Karna said that medical examination of the woman and the accused was conducted.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 15:50 IST