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Woman ‘molested’ by cop seeks justice from CM

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Woman ‘molested’ by cop seeks justice from CM

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Accusing an ASI of Police of molesting her, a married woman of Kaptipada in Mayurbhanj district reached Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s residence here on Monday seeking justice.

“Kaptipada police station ASI Suvendu Behera entered our house on May 12 at around 1.30 am. The grill of the house was left open due to summer. He molested me while I was sleeping in a bed in my room. I raised an alarm, following which my family members woke up. The policeman tried to flee from the spot and got hit on his head with the grill and became unconscious. We informed the IIC of the police station regarding the incident, after which some policemen reached our house and rescued Behera,” the woman said.

She further alleged, “Later in the night at around 3 am, my husband was taken into police custody and detained at the police station without any justified reason. Other members of my family were also detained and tortured by cops at the police station.”

“Today I reached Naveen Niwas to seek justice. Concerned officials have assured me of providing justice. If my demands are not met, I will immolate myself,” the woman said.

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