January 28, 2015

Odisha Channel Bureau Jajpur, Jan 28: A 42-year-old married woman was allegedly molested by her 40- year-old neighbour in Kaima-Pahadatali village under Dharmasala police station limits in Odisha’s Jajpur district, police said today.A case under section 345 (outraging the modesty) of IPC was registered against the accused identified as Binod Malik following a complaint lodged by the victim at local police station.The incident, according to the FIR, occurred on January 26 when the victim had been to the accused house for watching television.“The victim, a married and a mother of one, used to come to the house of Malik to watch television as both are the neighbours.The victim had come to watch TV to the accused house on Republic Day at about 10.30 am.As Malik family members were away from home, the accused molested the woman finding her alone,” said Amitabh Mohapatra, inspector-in-charge (IIC) of Dharmasala police station.The accused also bite the cheeks and some other parts of the body of the victim, he said adding the accused freed the victim when the latter raised an alarm.The police said that they found large bite mark on the cheeks of the victim and she was admitted to the local hospital for treatment.The accused is married and father of two who works in the nearby fuel bunk, the IIC said.The victim informed the matter to her husband, a daily wage earner, after he returned home from the work in the evening.When the victim’s husband brought the matter to the notice of the village committee on the same night, some villagers tried to suppress the incident and attempted to reach a compromise with the victim’s family.The victim family was being presurrised not to lodge an FIR, said the IIC adding the victim, however, filed the complaint on Wednesday.Police said that the accused was on the run and he would be arrested soon.

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