Bhubaneswar, : Nayapalli police on Wednesday arrested a youth for cheating a woman after establishing physical relations with her on the promise of marriage.
According to police, the accused, Shankar Kanar (26), of the Kodala area in Ganjam district resides in the Nayapalli area and was running a tea stall at Master Canteen Square.
Shankar had developed a closeness with a woman of Saliasahi. He was frequently visiting the woman’s house, who was a divorcee and mother of two children. Both fell in love and Shankar developed physical relationship promising to marry her.
However, Shankar married another girl from her village three months back and started avoiding the woman.
Later, the complainant traced him and pressurized to marry her as the second wife. But, Shankar did not agree with her proposal and started beating her.
The woman filed a complaint at Nayapalli police station and staged a dharna demanding his arrest.
Police arrested Shankar on rape charges on Wednesday and forwarded him to court.