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Two elderly men accused of sodomy seek anticipatory bail

Two elderly men accused of sodomising a 22-year-old man for seven years have sought anticipatory bail from a local court.

The accused, Niranjan Kumar Goenka (80) and Jugal Kishor Rungta (70), moved the district court on Wednesday seeking anticipatory bail. The plea would be heard by the court on July 15, their lawyer Munna Khan said.

The duo was allegedly sodomising the youngster for last seven years on the pretext of facilitating a confirmed job for him at an educational institute, where the victim was working on contractual basis, police had earlier said.

The two accused are former office-bearers of that institute.

The incident came to light on Monday when the victim, hailing from nearby Bhaurad village, showed video clips of the alleged act at a press conference in Akola.

Meanwhile, Civil Lines police station inspector Subhash Makode said that the purported video clippings of the alleged act will be examined by a forensic laboratory.

In another development, the victim on Wednesday filed a complaint alleging that he was threatened with life by four masked persons, police said.

A case under sections 377 (unnatural offences) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC was filed against the accused, he said. No arrests have been made in the matter so far.

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