Kendrapara, Dec 01: Derabish police today arrested a priest and forwarded him to court on the charge of outraging the modesty of a 40-year-old married woman.
Derabish police station IIC Sudhir Ranjan Sahu said, Raghunatha Panda alias Kalia nana, the priest and resident of Dumuka haat was arrested after the woman lodged an FIR.
The accused Kalia Nana was produced before the SDJM court u/s 341,354(A) of IPC and was remanded into jail custody after the court rejected his bail plea.
As per the allegation, the priest who prepared Prasad at the local Dadhibabanjew temple gave shelter to the woman on Thursday night and outraged her modesty.
Both the accused and the victim were sent for medical examination.
The victim was also produced before the court to record her statement U/S 164 of CrPC, the IIC said. (UNI)