07 December 2019
Paradip: When the nation had not yet recovered from the horrific death of Unnao rape victim, yet another case of a 75-year-old elderly raping a minor in Paradip has come to fore.
The incident occurred at about 11 am on Friday at Nolisahi area under Abhayachandpur of Paradip.
As per reports, one Prafulla Mohanty (75) was spotted by a local while he raping a minor of the same village inside his shop. The alert lady immediately informed other villagers.
When confronted the accused first refuted all charges but later accepted his crime in front of village elders. Resultantly, minor’s family lodged an FIR regarding the same at the nearest police station.
The Police arrested Mohanty and sent him for medical examination. The minor’s medical examination was also conducted and her statement recorded.
Amid massive hue and cry after brutal gang-rape and murder of a veterinarian at Hyderabad and later when the four accused were killed in encounter; it was a general consensus that the encounter might act as a deterrent to other criminals. However, the Paradip incident has once again put the question mark on women safety.