Mayurbhanj woman gang-raped, attacked with acid

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Baripada: A married woman was allegedly gang-raped and subsequently attacked with acid by two men in Betnoti police limits of Baripada in Mayurbhanj district.

The matter came to light after the survivor was admitted in Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital in Baripada in a critical condition on Saturday.

According to sources, the driver of a vehicle and his associate took the woman to watch Ravan Podi (burning of effigies of demon-king Ravan) and gang-raped her. Later, they tried to kill her by throwing acid on her.

The survivor lodged a complaint against the accused driver and his accomplice. She further alleged that the villagers were trying to hush up the case.

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