Nabarangpur: A panchayat samiti member allegedly raped a married woman on the pretext of providing her an LPG gas connection in Nabarangpur district.
The shocking incident took place in Paraja Barangpadar panchayat of Tentulikhunti block in the district. The accused panchayat samiti member, Hara Jani, is absconding after the woman lodged a complaint in this regard today.
According to sources, the accused had promised the woman to help her get a BPL gas connection and called her to a guesthouse of Indravati project four days back. The accused then raped the woman despite her repeated pleas.
Later, the villagers rushed to the guesthouse and rescued the woman. After the matter was not resolved in the gram panchayat meeting, the victim lodged a complaint with Tentulikhunti police.
The police registered a case and conducted the medical test of the victim. However, the police could not arrest the accused who is still on the run.