Jajpur: A 20-year-old woman from Jajpur district was allegedly held captive and raped by four men for 12 days, according to a complaint filed by her with the police.
The police said one of the accused, an inhabitant of Kayana village in the district, was arrested Thursday and three others are still at large.
The unmarried woman in her complaint Wednesday said she was allegedly drugged, held captive and raped by the four men in different places, including in Bhubaneswar for 12 days.
Inspector-in-charge of Binjharpur police station, SB Das said the woman had fallen in love with a man of her locality a couple of months ago. The man was in physical relationship with her on the pretext of marriage.
The man had allegedly called the woman on phone for their marriage in a temple in Jajpur June 7 and took her to a house there and raped her. Later, another man joined him and the victim was raped by them for two days, Das said.
The two men then took her to Bhubaneswar and kept her in a relative’s house where two other men joined them and raped the woman after drugging her, he said.
She managed to escape June 19 evening and communicated her ordeal to her parents over phone, the police said, adding her family members rescued her from a place in Bhubaneswar and immediately rushed her to a local hospital.
“We have recorded the statement of the woman and a case has been registered. One person has been arrested and search is on for the three other accused,” the police said.