A man, who courted a woman via text messages and phone calls, allegedly raped her thrice when he met her in Bhubaneswar, and then threw her off a car in Odisha’s Kandhamal district.

Sushant Kumar Swain from Bhejiput, in adjoining Ganjam district sent sms-es and made phone calls to the woman from Karanjia, in Mayurbhanj district promising to marry her, Sub-Divisional Police Officer of G Udayagiri, S. Bariha, said on Saturday. He asked the woman to come to Bhubaneswar on July 9 where he met her and allegedly raped her thrice, Bariha said.

— PTI