Jajpur: Jajpur police arrested a BJD leader accused of raping a woman on the pretext of providing her a Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (BPGY) in the district on Thursday night.

Jajpur SP Charan Singh Meena today informed about the arrest in a press conference. Meena said that the accused Chandrakant Mohapatra was caught from Keonjhar district.

According to reports, the accused a BJD worker had lured the victim Dasarathpur BJD party office on January 11 on the pretext of complete the formalities to apply for a concrete house under BPGY, where he rape her.

However, the incident came to fore only after the victim filed a complaint at Mangalpur Police Station on January 15.