Bhubaneswar: Normal life at Konark has gone out of gear since this morning as the BJP Mahila Morcha is observing a 12-hour bandh in the town, demanding arrest of the main accused in the West Bengal gang-rape case.
Shops, bazaars, schools and colleges have remained closed. Similarly, vehicular movementy has been disrupted due to the bandh, which starterd at 6 am and will continue till 6 pm.
It may be noted that, after being rescued from a house at Konark on October 17, the 25-year-old girl had told the police that she had been gang-raped by more that 12 persons for 10 days inside a house at Konark Market Complex.
Though the Konark police have arrested some culprits, including hotel staffs, the main accused has not been arrested yet.
She had reportedly told the police that a youth named Subash Behera abducted her and kept her in captivity in the house, where he and several other persons took turns to rape her for 10 days.