Rourkela: Police have arrested seven persons for their alleged involvement in a gang-rape and loot case at Gotidhara in Brahmani Tarang police station area in the city.
Police said all the accused are habitual offenders and involved in a series of loot cases in the past.
On the night of February 23, the seven miscreants armed with weapons had barged into a stone crusher unit to loot valuable equipment. The caretaker of the unit was asleep on the ground floor of the building while his wife was on the first floor.
Finding the woman alone, the robbers threatened to kill her and then took turns to rape her. When her husband rushed upstairs after hearing her screams, the miscreants thrashed him and also threatened him of dire consequences if he raised an alarm. The robbers then fled with valuables worth lakhs of rupees from the crusher unit.
After arresting the seven accused, police were able to seize the looted items from their possession.