BHUBANESWAR: A 28-year-old anganwadi worker was on Monday evening kidnapped and raped by three youths in a farm house at Kukudajhar village under Sadar Police station in Odishaâs Dhenkanal district.
Acting swiftly, the police on Tuesday detained the three accused.
The cops also seized the car used in the kidnapping.
The accused were identified as Laxmidhar Biswal (38) of Joranda village and Antaryami Das (30) and Gobinda Pradhan (32) of of Atinda village in Dhenkanal district.
Sources said when the Anganwadi worker was returning to her house under Gondia block with her brother on a bike, the miscreants came in a car and intercepted them near a cashew plantation. They took the woman with them after attacking her brother.
Later, the trio took her to a farm house before taking turns to rape her. After committing the crime, the accused fled the spot leaving the woman at the spot.
Soon after, the woman called up her brother, who along with police reached the spot and rescued her.