Police SI Swagatika Behera death: Kin file FIR against G Udayagiri IIC Rebati Sabar

Phulbani: Family members of G Udayagiri police station’s Sub-Inspector Swagatika Behera, who was found hanging at her quarters yesterday, have lodged an FIR against Rebati Sabar, Inspector In-Charge (IIC) of the police station, holding her responsible for the death.

Mother and brother of the deceased met G Udayagiri SDPO last night and filed the FIR alleging that the IIC was torturing Swagatika mentally, for which she took the extreme step of killing her by hanging herself.

“The IIC used to scold her frequently. Swagatika had told us about the matter over telephone. She was also saying that being unable to bear the torture, she would leave the job,” they alleged and demanded action against the accused.

On the other hand, the SDPO said the allegations levelled against the IIC will be probed.

Swagatika, who hailed from Nirakarpur in Khurda district, was staying alone in her quarters in G Udayagiri. She was posted at G Udayagiri police station, one-and-a-half years ago.

Her neighbours found her hanging from a ceiling with a scarf around her neck, yesterday. A case of unnatural death was registered in this connection.

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