Balasore: Police on Thursday arrested a youth and sent him to judicial custody for rape of a pregnant woman in Soro area of Balasore district.
The accused was arrested on the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim of the same locality.
According to the complaint, the woman was sleeping with her sister-in-law when the accused barged into the house and abducted her. Later, the accused youth tied her hands & legs with rope and outraged her modesty.
It is also alleged that the youth also thrashed her mercilessly.
After the family members came to know about the incident, they went on to rescue her. When the family members reached near the woman to rescue her, the accused threatened to attack them with a sharp weapon.
However, the victim’s kin with the help of the villagers rescued the woman and later filed a complaint against the accused with the police. Based on the plaint, police arrested the accused.