Jagatsingpur: A woman has brought sexual abuse allegation against the priest in Jagatsinghpur district.
The priest has been identified as Samarendra Raul, a worshiper of Maa Sarla’s temple in Jagatsinghpur district.
According to reports, the incident occurred during a griha shanti puja when the priest asked all the people to go out of the house and asked only the woman to sit. When the room became vacant, the woman was sexually abused by the priest on the pretext of performing the puja.
On hearing the screams of the victim, the friends and the family members waiting outside rushed in and overpowered the priest as he was trying to escape from the spot.
Thereafter, the family members of the victim immediately informed the police about the incident.
On being informed, police reached the spot and arrested the alleged priest.
A case has been registered in this regard by the police and an investigation has been started in this regard.
More details are awaited.