19-year-old allegedly gangraped by five persons

Bhubaneswar:  A 19-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by five persons at a secluded house in Bhubaneswar, police said on Friday.

The incident took place on Wednesday night when the girl was returning home in the city after a dance session at a hotel. A part-time dancer, the girl earns her livelihood by singing and dancing in parties, they said.

According to an FIR lodged by the girl at the Mahila Police Station here, a 50-year-old man identified as Jatadhari Sahu invited her to discuss about a dance programme. She was taken to a house where four others were waiting.

"The girl was allegedly gangraped by the five and dumped at a place near Kalinga Stadium," Inspector-in-Charge of Mahila Police Station Amita Tripathy told reporters here quoting the FIR copy.

Stating that medical examination of the girl was conducted, Tripathy said police on Friday arrested four accused-- Jatadhari Sahu, Biranchi Narayan Das Mohapatra, 39, Subrat Das, 28, and Sangram Keshari Pradhan, 28, while the fifth accused was absconding. Sahu runs a private security agency, while the others are engaged in petty trade.

They were produced before a court here and remanded in jail custody.

Story First Published: December 21, 2012 23:22 IST

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