Angul: An official of Angul Forest Rangers’ Training College here was arrested on Saturday for allegedly developing physical relations with a woman on the pretext of marriage.
The matter came to light after the woman forester lodged a complaint against the accused, identified as Biswajit Nayak (32), at the Angul police station. Accused Nayak is married and has a son also.
According to sources, Nayak, who works as a clerk in the college, came in contact with the woman forester in the year 2017 when the latter had come to the college for training. However, the duo became closer through social media.
Reportedly, on January 1, Biswajit had invited her to Angul for New Year celebration. The college official then had developed a physical relationship with the victim on the pretext of marriage.
However, the next day, Biswajit threatened the victim with dire consequences if she discloses about their relationship to anyone else. Following this, the woman then approached the local police station and lodged a complaint.
“On the basis of the complaint, the accused was arrested and forwarded to the court after a medical examination,” said Angul PS IIC Ramesh Bisoyi.