RAPE BID ON DALIT WOMAN: 1 HELD IN K’PADA
The Pattamundai police on Wednesday arrested one Kalia alias Pravat Jena (23) of Baktarpur village for his involvement in attempting to rape a Dalit woman on June 15.
According to police sources, one Snehalata Mallick, wife of Ramakanta Mallick of Adhajori village under Pattamundai police limits, was coming on the Adhajori road after defecating in a nearby field. She was forcibly taken into an agriculture field by Kalia and his friend Sachidananda Giri who were moving on a bike on the road. Later, Kalia made an attempt to rape her forcibly. The woman managed to rescue her from their clutches. Later, on June 16, she lodged an FIR at Pattamundai police station. Kalia was arrested on Wednesday and produced before the JMFC Court. He was remanded in jail custody after his bail plea was rejected. A haunt is on to nab the other accused, said police.