Father-In-Law Arrested On Sexual Harassment Charges

Puri: A day after a 32-year-old woman levelled sexual harassment allegations against her father-in-law, the accused Panchu Mallik was arrested by Pipili Police.

The woman had yesterday lodged an FIR at Pipili Police Station in Puri alleging she was sexually harassed by her father-in-law and had produced a video recording as evidence to support her claim.

The woman in her complaint had claimed that Mallik, who is a retired Railway Police personnel, has been sexually harassing her for the last few years.

She also accused her in-laws of dowry harassment and alleged that her brother-in-law, despite being Inspector-In-Charge (IIC) of a police station in Odisha, also ignored her accusation.

Following her complaint, a case number 185/19 had been registered at Pipili Police Station and Mallik had been detained for interrogation.

Public prosecutor Prasanna Kumar Champati informed that Mallik has been booked on charges of rape and dowry harassment.

It was after court of the judicial magistrate at Pipli rejected his bail plea,  Panchu was sent to 14-day judicial custody in Nimapada Sub Jail.


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