Woman gang-raped in Baripada

Baripada: In yet another barbaric sexual assault, six men allegedly gang-raped a woman after tying up her husband near the district headquarters hospital in Mayurbhanj district.
 
According to police, the 25-year-old tribal woman of Dantiamuha village under Betnoti police limits had gone to the hospital on Sunday along with her husband to see her ailing brother.

In the evening, when the husband wife duo had gone to the backside of the hospital, six men followed and started teasing her. Though her husband protested, he was overpowered by the accused who tied him to a tree and gang-raped the woman in front of her husband, sources said.

 After the victim lodged an FIR, the police arrested all the six accused and sent them for medical examination.
 The arrested persons are identified as Kundan Mukhi (33) of Baripada Town and Raghu Biswal (19), Gopi Mukhi (19), Balaram Mukhi (27), Sibaram Ghadei (20) Chandan Mukhi (20) of Sungadia in Baripada.

 Protesting against the incident, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha staged a demonstration at the district collectorate and demanded Rs 50 lakh compensation to the victim and trial of the case in first track court on daily basis.
 

(With agency inputs)
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