BARIPADA:Baripada Town police on Sunday arrested six men for tying up three persons and assaulting them in full public glare over an illicit affair in Mayurbhanj district.
The incident took place around 11 am at Takatpur area, about 3 km from the police station. The arrested are Jaynarayan Behera (55), Bramhananda Behera (57), Samar Kumar Behera (35), Rajesh Kumar Behera (26), Amar Kumar Behera (32) and Chitta Moni Sethi (50).
Sources said Samar, son of Jayanarayan, was not in good terms with his wife who was having an illicit affair with one Muna Chand of Gangadharpur village near Velura within Basta police limits. Muna was running a hotel at Manpada area in Mumbai.
On June 25, Samar had lodged a missing report of his wife with Baripada Town police. Later, police found the woman to be living with Muna in Mumbai. The woman (Samar’s wife) gave a report to both Manpada and Baripada Town police that she was not interested to live with her husband anymore and was happy with Muna. As she has not obtained a divorce from court, Baripada Town police brought Samar’s wife from Mumbai and sent her to her in-law’s house at Takatpur.
On the other hand, the woman was regularly in touch with Muna over phone during absence of her husband and father- in-law. Muna had come to his native place at Gangadharpur last week and informed about his love affair with Samar’s wife to his father Ratikanta and uncle Shashikanta.
On Saturday, the woman persuaded Muna to come to her father in-law’s house at Takatpur to discuss their marriage. She told Muna that her husband and in-laws had agreed to their marriage proposal.
On the advice of the woman, Muna, Ratikanta and Sashikanta came to Takatpur to discuss the marriage proposal with Samar’s family. Upon their arrival in a hired vehicle at Takatpur at around 10.30 am, Jaynarayan, Bramhananda, Samar, Amar, Chittamoni and their neighbour Rajesh forcibly took them to Takatpur Chowk near Mangala temple and tied them to an electricity pole. They then mercilessly assaulted Muna and his family members in front of hundreds of people.
Meanwhile, the driver of the hired vehicle, Pradipta Kumar Das, managed to escape from the spot and ran to the nearby police station for safety.
Police rushed to the spot and rescued Muna, his father and uncle who sustained injuries on face, leg and head. Both the parties were brought to police station while Muna and the other injured were sent to Baripada District Headquarters Hospital. On the basis of Muna’s complaint, all the six persons were arrested.
IIC Amit Biswal said Samar’s wife and Muna were in a relationship for the last one year. The woman had denied that she was missing and admitted that she lived with Muna at Mumbai. She also gave a written and video statement to Manpada and Baripada Town police that she went to Mumbai willingly. It was a pre-planned move of Samar’s family members to invite Muna to Takatpur and assault him, he said.
A case under Sections 506, 379, 342 and 323 and 34 of the IPC was registered. The arrested will be produced in Baripada Sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate’s court on Monday.
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