‘Rapist’ ties knot with victim in jail

Jajpur: In a Bollywood style marriage ceremony, a young woman tied the knot with a man, who is accused of raping her two years ago, at the Jajpur Town sub-jail recently.

The marriage was solemnised with full Vedic rituals in the presence of the jail officials, lawyers from both sides, some social workers and the police.

Accused Bipin Bihari Khatua (28) of Jenapur area in the district had allegedly raped the girl in 2013. He married her after the victim agreed on the proposal.

The ceremonial wedding was held after Jajpur district judge directed the jail authorities in this regard, following which the jail officials arranged for the marriage, jail superintendent Bailochan Das said.