Two cases of gang-rape have been reported in Odisha involving a 19-year-old girl from Bhubneswar and a 24-year-old woman from Keonjhar.

While five persons allegedly gang-raped a 19-year-old girl in Bhubaneswar by luring her to a secluded house, another woman was reportedly gang-raped by three youths in Keonjhar district.

According to FIR lodged at Mahila Police Station in Bhubaneswar rape incident, a part-time dancer was lured to a secluded place by a 50-year-old man, identified as Jatadhari Sahu, to discuss a dance programme. She was taken to the house on Wednesday night where four others were waiting. “The girl was allegedly gang-raped by the four and dumped at a place near Kalinga Stadium,” Inspector-in-Charge of Mahila Police Station Amita Tripathy told reporters. The police have arrested four persons, including Sahu.

A report from Jajpur district said a 24-year-old woman was gang-raped and her gold ornaments were looted by three youths. They were arrested.