Former Odisha MLA booked for assaulting mother-daughter duo

Phulbani: A case has been registered against Debendra Kanhar, former Phulbani MLA, for allegedly assaulting a woman and her daughter at Gaudapada village in Odisha’s Kandhamal district late last night.

As per the complaint lodged by the victims with Kandhamal Sadar police, Kanhar reached their house last night and misbehaved with the girl. The girl’s mother opposed the act, following which Kanhar thrashed the duo, they alleged.

The two reportedly sustained minor injuries. A case has been registered against the ex-legislator under sections 294, 341,323, 354 and 506 of IPC. Action will be taken if the allegations are found to be true, said Additional SP Utkal Ranjan Das.

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