Villagers gherao office
Sambalpur: Villagers of Birsinghgarh in Jujomura police limits of Sambalpur district on Tuesday gheraoed the office of the superintendent of police and demanded proper investigation into the attempt to rape case of a tribal woman. The villagers alleged that the Jujomura police had failed to arrest the accused person.
On January 9, two persons had allegedly attempted to rape a fifty-five-year-old woman at Birsinghgarh. The victim was returning home with her grandson while Pramod Chhatria and another person allegedly took her to a lonely place and attempted to rape her. The victim had screamed as the duo beat her. Hearing her screams, Suresh Dang, a Birsinghgarh villager, had rushed to the spot to rescue her. The accused had allegedly fled from the spot before Suresh’s arrival.
Keonjhar: Barbil police on Tuesday busted a gang of motorcycle-lifters by arresting five persons. The police have also recovered six stolen motorcycles from their possession. The gang used to operate mainly in Joda, Barbil, Bolani and Jharkhand. The arrested have been identified as Tunia Munda, Anwar Housen alias Kuturu, Joker Munda, Tota Sinku and Tapu Tirky. The gang members used to steal not only two-wheelers, but also diesel from stationary vehicles. The cops seized 500 litres diesel and two dozens of four-wheelers’ tyres from their possession.
Sambalpur: A 20-year-old married woman hanged herself at Gambharkanta here on Monday evening. The deceased has been identified as Sandhyarani Naik. Family discord is suspected to be the reason behind the suicide. Sandhyarani, a resident of Kilasmha of Deogarh district, married Duryodhana Naik of Gambharkanta last year. “The deceased’s body has been sent for autopsy. A case of unnatural death has been registered in Sadar police station,” said inspector-in-charge of Sadar police station Banashree Routray.
Bhubaneswar: A 60-year-old man of Mudagaon village in Khariar was killed on spot after a truck ran over him on Tuesday. The deceased, identified as Mulchand Chuhn, was crossing the road when the mishap happened. Local people blocked the road for few hours demanding compensation and relented only after police intervened.
Balasore: Balasore judgeship has achieved a new record by disposing as many as over 10,000 different types of cases in 2011. The disposal included 9,629 criminal cases, 141 Negotiable Instrument Act cases, 120 matrimonial cases and 245 MACT cases aggregating over 10,000 cases.
part from general cases disposal, one state-level Lok Adalat was exclusively organised for disposal of matrimonial cases. The mobile Lok Adalats disposed 80 cases, including 70 criminal cases, eight civil cases and two motor vehicles accident claim cases.