Balasore rape: Two including husband arrested

Balasore: The Balasore Police today arrested nabbed a man for allegedly selling his wife to a youth who raped her in front of the latter. The accused youth has also been arrested.

As per the complaint registered by the woman, her husband Kartik Panchayat of Balaipal sold her to Abhi Dalei for money. Later, Dalei raped her in front of her husband on May 23 and threatened to kill her if she disclosed the matter to anyone.

A day after the incident, the woman revealed the matter before her family members following which a complaint was lodged at the Baliapal police station on May 27.

The accused duo had been absconding after the police complaint and was nabbed from the Balikuti village under Baliapal block in the district last night. Meanwhile, the woman’s husband has refuted the allegations.

“Two persons, including the woman’s husband have been arrested.  Investigation is on into the incident. Action will be taken accordingly after that,” Baliapal PS IIC  Khmaya Sagar Panda said. The two will be forwarded to court today, he added..