Odisha cop arrested for molesting woman

Baripada: Suvendu Behera, former ASI of Kaptipada police station in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, was today arrested for allegedly misbehaving with a woman and molesting her.

Behera was earlier transferred to the Baripada police headquarters after the woman levelled the allegations against him. The victim, a married woman, had gone to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s residence on September 16 seeking justice.

“Kaptipada police station ASI Suvendu Behera entered our house on May 12 around 1.30 AM. The grill of the house was left open due to summer. He molested me while I was sleeping on a bed inside my room. I raised an alarm following which my family members woke up. The police official then tried to flee 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 had said.

“Later in the night 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,” she added.

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