Newly-wed woman gang-raped in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A newly-wed woman was allegedly gang-raped near Malha Chhak under Bamebari police limits in Keonjhar district on September 16.

According reports, the incident occurred when the survivor was returning from her parent’s house to her in-laws house alone on the evening of September 16.

As per allegations, some bike-borne miscreants followed the woman near Malha Chhak and intercepted her. The miscreants beat the woman following which she lost her consciousness. While the woman was unconscious, the culprits raped her and fled the spot.

The woman lodged a complaint at the Bamebari police station, following which police have arrested Manmath Barik of Malda village and Shriram Munda of Dhatika village of the district, said Barbil SDPO Sriharsha Mishra.