ITDA project manager held for betrayal in Malkangiri


Malkangiri: A government employee was on Saturday arrested for allegedly betraying a girl on the pretext of marriage in Malkangiri district.

The accused, Rakesh Pradhan, works as the project manager of Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) at the district headquarters in Malkangiri district.

According to sources, the accused had been keeping physical relation with the victim, who hails from Balimela, since 2013 on promises of marriage. In 2014, the victim became pregnant and aborted the child after being pressurized by the accused.

Meanwhile, their relationship took a wrong turn and the girl lodged a complaint against the youth at Malkangiri police station recently. Acting on the complaint, the police arrested the accused.

“A case has been registered under Sections 478, 493 and 313 of the IPC and further probe is underway,” said inspector-in-charge Soumendu Sekhar Tripathy.

The medical examination of the victim was conducted and the accused was produced in a court on Saturday, the police said.

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