Bhubaneswar: An individual, identified as Nilambar Pani, claiming to be an astrologer, has been apprehended by the Commissionerate Police on charges of defrauding a woman of a significant amount of money under the pretext of resolving her domestic issues and attempting to rape her. The arrest took place in the Bhadrak district following the woman’s allegations.
The victim, hailing from an affluent family in Bhubaneswar, initially connected with Nilambar Pani on Facebook. Representing himself as an astrologer, he engaged in conversations with the woman, making promises to address her domestic concerns. Exploiting the situation, he assured her solutions and demanded a substantial sum of money as a consultation fee, offering cloves as part of the transaction.
Subsequently, under the pretext of conducting religious rituals at her residence, the accused allegedly attempted to commit sexual assault. Following the traumatic incident, the woman reported the matter to the police, leading to the arrest of Nilambar Pani in Bhadrak on Thursday.