Home guard arrested on rape charges

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate police today arrested one home guard Prasanna Kumar Lenka for allegedly causing sexual assault to a woman on Shivratri night. The police arrested the home guard after the victim lodged complaints in the Mahila police station.

According to the police, the home guard asked the woman to avail lift on his motor-cycle while she was going to the Lingraj temple to offer prayers on the night of Shivratri. But the home guard instead of going to the Lingraj temple took the woman to a resort in Bapuji Nagar locality where he allegedly sexually assaulted her.

The Commissionerate police detained the manager of the resort. However the resort manager admitted that on the night of Shiv Ratri he had kept Rs 600 from a man who had come with a man and provided room number 208 of the resort to the duo. The Bhubaneswar city police have started investigations into the incident. The home guard Prasanna Kumar Lenka has been terminated from services.