Woman accuses Odisha doctor couple of dowry torture

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Aug 26:

Odisha police have served notices to the in-laws, including the husband, of a woman following her complaint alleging the former of threatening to upload intimate moments of the couple on social media platforms.

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The daughter-in-law of a city-based doctor couple has alleged that she was subjected to physical and mental torture for dowry demands of Rs 35 lakh.

Less than three weeks of her marriage, the complainant left her in-law’s place for her parent’s house fearing for her life. Not torture, but CCTV camera installed in her bedroom insuniated something fishy in it.

“Do affluent people in Odisha install CCTV cameras in their daughter-in-law’s bedroom? What do they want? They had threatened me to eliminate me and upload the footage to social media if I dare to reveal this to anyone,” the complainant, Neerja Nalini Mohanty claimed.

When she enquired about the cameras, she was allegedly threatened of dire consequences. On May 31, she had filed a complaint with Khurda police in this connection. The complainant once again filed a fresh complaint with the police today owing which notices have been served to the respondents.

“We are investigating the case based on the complaint. The other parties have been served notices. We are investigating into the allegations from various angle,” Ranjit Kumar Sahu, IIC of Khurda Town Police Station said.

The allegations have, however, been refuted by Dr Rebati Kanta Das, renowned medical practitioner and father-in-law of the complainant.

“The surveillance system was installed two years ago after a theft in our house. We had sealed the room after their marrage, rest of the rooms are under CCTV coverage area,” Dr Rebati Kanta Das said.

Notably, Neerja—a resident of Haladiagarh in Khurda district—got married to Gourav on November 27 last year.

A day after their marriage, the husband of the complainant allegedly threatened to kill her.


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