Woman brutally attacked for resisting rape bid

Bolangir: A woman was brutally attacked by a youth after she resisted his rape attempt at Juba village under Belpada police limits in Bolangir district. The NCRB report-2016 released last week had placed Odisha in one of the top rankers on crimes against women.

As per the complaint, when the woman had gone to a nearby field to attend nature’s call, one Ashok Tandi allegedly attempted to rape her. When she resisted and tried to escape, the youth started hitting her with a stone in a bid to kill her. The woman sustained critical injuries on her head and face. She was later rushed to a hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, police have arrested the accused and are interrogating him. Patnagarh SDPO Seshadev Bariha said accused Ashok would be forwarded to court after his medical examination.