Balasore: In the latest instance of sexual assault, two women from West Bengal were allegedly gang-raped in a private tourists’ lodge in Odisha’s Balasore district.
The victims were raped by turn by three employees of the guest house, located at Sahabajipur under Talasari Marine police area. Later the offenders physically assaulted the duo. As they fled from the lodging, locals rescued them in distressed condition, police said.
The victims were sent for medical examination. The suspected accused persons are absconding. A special squad has been constituted to nab them, police said.
Of late there has been alarming spurt in rape cases in the state with crime of this nature being registered on a daily basis. Nearly 20 cases of rape were reported across the state since past fortnight. Incidentally most of the rape victims were minor girls.