Woman attacked by brother-in-law for rejecting marriage proposal

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Dhenkanal: A woman was brutally attacked by her brother-in-law after she rejected the latter’s marriage proposal at Tarajanga village in Dhenkanal district on Tuesday.

The woman, identified as Mamina, with grievous injuries on her hand, back and leg has been admitted to Kamakhyanagar hospital.

According to sources, Mamina, daughter of Dusashan Patra, had married Raghunath Nayak of Tarajanga village a few years ago. However, after a year, her husband died in a road accident. Since then, Mamina has been staying with at her parental house.

Mamina’s brother-in-law, Sipu Nayak, proposed her to marry him, but she turned down the proposal. Fumed over rejection, accused Sipu reached the Mamina’s parental village this morning and attacked her with a sharp weapon while she was returning from the village pond, sources added.

Following this, Mamina’s family members have lodged a complaint with the police. On basis of their statement, police have reportedly detained the accused for further interrogation into the matter.

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