Woman assaulted after failed rape bid in Rourkela; 3 held


Rourkela: Police on Sunday arrested three persons for allegedly beating and attempting to outrage the modesty of a woman in Indira Nagar area of Rourkela after branding her as a child lifter.

The shocking revelation that she was beaten up for resisting a rape attempt on her was made by the victim, a labourer, who lodged a complaint at the Plant Site police station.

According to her complaint, she was on her way back home from work when a group of 10 to 12 persons accosted her near Indira Nagar on June 17. They branded her as a child lifter and attempted to rape her. When she resisted their rape bid, the accused persons beat her up mercilessly, the victim said in her complaint.

Meanwhile, a video clip featuring the entire incident went viral on the social media on Sunday.

Initially, the woman was admitted to a local hospital after the assault. She was later shifted to Ispat General Hospital after her condition worsened. Now she is undergoing treatment at her house.

On the basis of the complaint of the victim, the Plant Site police have arrested three persons involved in the crime. Efforts are on to arrest the other accused named in the FIR, police said.

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