Though the accused have confessed to their involvement in the crime, the exact reason behind the crime is yet to be ascertained.
Incidents of sexual harassment and offences against children significantly increased during Covid induced lockdown/shutdown last year too.
Compared to 2019, rape, dowry torture and sexual harassment cases spiked in Odisha in 2020 and continue to do so even this year.
Rajkumar used to visit Simanchal’s house regularly and subsequently, developed a relationship with his wife.
Her parents said that she was upset over her performance in JEE (Main) 3rd session examination held last month.
Police said the woman had not sustained major injuries and they are verifying whether Rout threw acid or any other substance on her.
Dharmasala IIC Saroj Sahoo said medical examination of both the accused and the victim was conducted. The accused was produced in court and remanded to jail.
The culprits tied the two women with ropes and threatened to kill them if they didn’t leave the village within a day.
Apart from the fake notes, a vehicle, mobile phones, bundles of paper, printer, stamps and other stationery items used for printing counterfeit currency were seized from the accused.
It will be headed by an IG-rank officer, have State-wide jurisdiction
A couple allegedly murdered a 24-year-old youth in their house at Hariom Nagar within Dhanupali police limits here on Monday night.
Irate villagers blocked Angul-Mahidharpur road for three hours demanding immediate arrest of the culprits.
The accused was identified as Debendra Kumar Jena of Atira village. Police said Debendra was in a one-sided love relation with the 17-year-old victim of the village.