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Barsa Swony meets SCW chief for early submission of chargesheet

Bhubaneswar: Barsa Swony Choudhury, daughter-in-law of former Minister and senior ruling BJD leader Raghunath Mohanty on Tuesday met State Commission for Women (SCW) chairperson Lopamudra Buxipatra appealing her to ensure early submission of chargesheet against her in-laws and husband who were arrested for allegedly torturing her for more dowry last year.

Barsa too on January 14 had met State Human Rights Protection Cell (SHRPC) ADG BK Sharma seeking immediate submission of chargesheet.

“Nearly one year has been elapsed since the case was registered against my in-laws and husband. Unfortunately, the SHRPC, entrusted to carry out the investigation is yet to submit chargesheet,” said Barsa.
Barsa, who came with her father Kishore Kumar Choudhury and other family members, too urged Buxipatra for security at her rented house in Bhubaneswar and refund of her gold ornaments which was given as dowry.

“My father-in-law, mother-in-law and husband are threatening me through various forums and channels. Despite my repeated appeals the concerned authorities are yet to take any prompt action in filing chargesheet against them,” Barsa alleged.

Urging Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik not to give a party ticket to her father-in-law Raghunath Mohanty, Barsa alleged that some people have told the CM that I am interested to contest the ensuing Assembly polls from Congress ticket from Basta constituency that is why the BJD Government is not showing any sympathy to me.

She had accused her husband Rajashree Mohanty, father-in-law Raghunath Mohanty, mother-in-law Pritilata Mohanty, sister-in-law Rupashree Madhual and brother-in-law Suvendu Madhual of torturing her physically and mentally for additional dowry. This high profile case, which led to the resignation of Raghunath from the Naveen Patnaik’s cabinet, was handed over to SHRPC for impartial inquiry.

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