Padia Sahu, accused in Anjana Mishra Gang Rape case dies

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By Our Correspondent

BHUBANESWAR: Padia Sahu, one of the two accused involved in Anjana Mishra gang rape case was on Tuesday died while undergoing treatment. Padia, along with another accused Dhirendra Mohanty , serving life term. Padia Sahu, who was lodged in Jharpada jail in Bhubaneswar earlier admitted to a hospital on February 21 after he fell ill.

In 2002, the Khordha District and Sessions Judge Court sentenced Padia Sahu and Dhirendra Mohanty to life imprisonment in the sensational Anjana Mishra gang rape case.

Anjana was gang-raped by three persons near Baranga, on the night of January 9-10 of 1999 while she was coming to Cuttack from Bhubaneswar along with a journalist-friend in a car.

 She was raped by the Padia, Dhirendra and Biban Biswal, said CBI when it was entrusted by the Orissa High Court to probe the case. While Padia and Dhirendra were arrested by CBI, the third accused is still at large.

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