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Rape accused marries victim in Odisha jail

19/01/2020 at 10:54 AM

Baripada, Jan 19: Setting an example of humanity, Karanjia Sub-Jail officials have got married a rape accused inmate to his victim.

The marriage was solemnised according to Hindu law in the jail on Saturday in presence of local sub-register, jail superintendent, legal counsel and family members of both the accused and victim.

The under trial prisoner Kumar Hembrum of Saripada village under Jharpokharia police limits was lodged in the jail on charges of kidnap and rape.

According to jail source, the accused and the victim were in a relationship and had had consensual sex.

However, victim’s family members and villagers did not approve their relationship.

Later, a complaint was registered at Karanjia police station against Kumar subsequently putting him behind the bars.

Kumar was very well behaved and friendly with his inmates. It impressed the jail employees who asked him to know the truth behind his accusation.

The jail authorities once described Kumar’s story before the Magistrate, who was on a visit to the jail.

The Magistrate agreed to reunite him with her beloved after hearing the entire story.

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