Mahila Cops Probe Rape Case against Jena

Published: 23rd April 2016 06:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2016 06:18 AM   |  A+A-

BERHAMPUR:  Former Congress MLA Ramesh Jena was brought to the MKCG MCH on Friday for a medical checkup by the Mahila Police in connection with a rape case. The SDJM Court had on Thursday allowed Mahila Police to take Ramesh on one-day remand for interrogating him. A woman of Gandhi Nagar had alleged that Jena, along with four of his associates, had raped her. After examination, the accused was taken to the Town police station and later sent to jail.

1 Dies in Mishap

One person died and another was injured seriously when the motorcycle in which they were travelling veered off the road near Panchabhuti under Jagannathprasad police limits.

Three youths, Tuna Nayak (35), Guddu Nayak (24) and Sura Nayak (35) of Sisunda village, were going to Panchabhuti on a motorcycle when it hit a culvert. Locals rescued the youths and admitted them to Jagannathprasad Hospital.

As the condition of Sura deteriorated, doctors referred him to MKCG MCH. He died while being taken to the MCH. Police said the three youths were in an inebriated condition.

Eviction Drive

Vendors, who had set up their shops on Bijipur Road, were evicted by the BeMC officials here on Friday. The shops were creating traffic snarls.

Following the eviction, the shopkeepers alleged that the civic authorities had not notified them about the drive.

Fire Mishap

As many as five families at Luniapada village in Polosara block were rendered homeless in a fire mishap on Friday. Villagers said forest fire engulfed bamboo plantations near the houses. Some plants fell on a thatched roof and the fire spread to houses nearby. Receiving information, Polosora fire fighters reached the spot and brought the fire under control. Property worth `five lakh was damaged.

Power Disruption

Power supply in the City was snapped for several hours on Friday due to heavy wind. Hoardings were also damaged in the wind that was followed by drizzle. Electricity connections were restored in the evening.

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