Rape Accused marries Victim in Jharpada Jail

Bhubaneswar, Jan 28: In a rare incident, a rape accused has tied the knot today with the victim in Jharapada jail in Odisha capital following a court order.

The wedding took place on the mutual consent of both the accused and victim and their family members at the jail premises. The Khordha additional session judge Ananda Chandra Behera had directed the jail authorities to organise the marriage of the couple after the families of both side had filed a joint petition seeking the wedding of their children.

The accused Dillip Behera (32) was lodged in jail for raping Rajashree Natua (22) in February 2014.

As per the court order, the couple tied the knot today at the jail premises in presence of their family members and jail authorities.

The court has directed the jail authorities to produce the evidence of their marriage on January 30.