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Lover throws woman into well after strangulating her

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Subarnapur: In a heart-wrenching incident, a young woman was allegedly thrown into a well after being strangulated by her lover while both were eloping in Subarnapur district on Friday night.

The victim was rescued by locals, following which she lodged a complaint with police.

Sources said that the accused, identified as Jagabandhu Pradhan, threw the 24-year-old victim into the well after his attempt to strangulate her to death failed. Locals said that both Jagabandhu and the victim were in a relationship for the past one year.

“The victim had eloped from her house following the assurances by the youth that he would marry her. However, the accused subsequently changed his mind. He tried to eliminate the girl by strangulation. As his planned failed due to her stiff resistance, he threw her into a well thinking that she will drown to death in its deep water,” said the local Biramaharajpur police.

 

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