Bhubaneswar: The accused of the gruesome rape incident which took place in Dhenkanal has been arrested by the local police on Thursday. According to sources police is questioning the accused Sibashis Mohanty, who also happens to be the lover of the young girl and was alleged by the victim of having raped her. The accused belongs to Gandia area of Dhenkanal district.
The shocking incident of rape was reported after some local people spotted a young girl lying semi-conscious in the forest near the Dhenkanal by-pass road. Police reached the scene rescued the girl after informed by the local people and admitted her in the Dhenkanal district headquarter hospital. The girl was in trauma since the rapist after committing rape had also brutally attacked the victim. The incident had taken place on Monday but the girl was discovered on Wednesday.
Later in the evening the girl was able to give a statement to the police and named the rapist as Sibashis Mohanty who also happened to be her lover.
In her statement the victim girl alleged that, “he called me to the forest around 4:30 PM on Monday. Then raped, attacked and dumped me there”.
She had also revealed that the accused belonged to Gondia area of Dhenkanal. Based on the information obtained by police, a manhunt was launched and the accused was nabbed today and furthering questioning is in progress.
In the meantime the victim has been shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack from the Dhenkanal on Thursday for better treatment.