MALKANGIRI : Adma Madkami, accused of raping a 35-year-old tribal woman on roadside near MV-84 village on Wednesday, was arrested by Malkangiri Police on Saturday. A native of Bhopawada village under Sindhiguda police limits in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, the accused was arrested from the remote Kanjeli village of Udupa panchayat under Malkangiri police limits, said IIC Ranjan Kumar Sahu. He was working as a daily labourer in Udupa.
The incident came to light on Friday after video of the incident went viral in social media. The tribal woman of Udupa village in an inebriated condition was returning from Padmagiri weekly market when she fell unconscious on the roadside near MV-84 village. Later, Madkami passing through the road committed the crime in full public glare at about 11.30 am. While no one stopped him from committing the crime, many captured the act in their mobile phones.
Though the incident came to light on Friday, neither the family members of the woman nor the villagers lodged FIR with the police. Malkangiri SP Jagmohan Meena suo moto formed a team basing on media reports to probe into the incident. A police team led by the IIC and SDPO Pratik Singh arrested the accused.