Rtd judge held for torturing pregnant woman
The woman, who is in her early 30s was found by morning walkers near the spur of Mahanadi barrage here on Tuesday and reported the matter to the police, who rescued her. Kumar said the judge`s family had hired goons to throw the woman into the river after intoxicating her. The police have launched a manhunt to nab the goons, who allegedly took Rs 3.5 lakh from the retired judge to kill the woman.
The woman, who is about 20 weeks pregnant, in her statement said she was married to the judge`s son about five years ago. However, the in-laws wanted her to abort the baby so that they could arrange a second marriage of their son. Police investigation revealed that she resided with the retired judges family at Chandrasekharpur area of Bhubaneswar and corroborated her statement.