Odishatv Bureau

Sonepur: A woman was allegedly strangulated and thrown into a well by her lover in Khuntiapali village of Birmaharajpur in Sonepur district.

According to reports, the survivor was thrown into a well after being strangulated and left to die. However, she was rescued in an unconscious state by the locals while the accused is reportedly absconding after the incident.

Sources said, the accused identified as Jagabandhu Pradhan threw the 24-year-old victim into the well after his attempt to strangulate her to death failed.

Locals informed that both Jagabandhu and the victim were into a relationship for the past one year.

“Both the victim and the accused were in a relationship and had decided to elope yesterday. After travelling some distance, the accused thrashed the victim and tried to strangulate her. Then he pushed her into a well and fortunately she survived. A report was filed after a meeting was held in the village following which a case was registered (no-45) under section 493, 417, 417, 307, 323 of IPC,” said IIC of Biramaharajpur police station, Hemant Rout.