Usasi Misra Demands Security Of Jatra Artists, Threatens Not To Perform Further

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25 April 2018

Bikash Das

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Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of her harrowing experience in Angul district on Sunday night prior to her Jatra performance, Ollywood and Odia Jatra actress Usasi Misra addressing a press meet here on Wednesday raised question on the safety and security of the artists who venture out to perform on various Jatra platforms.

She was seen boldly backed by the Odia film fraternity during the press meet.

She demanded strict action for the prime accused and also showed her dissatisfaction at the police for not being able to nab the main culprit even after three days of the shameful incident.

The Odia film fraternity including many big shots also condemned the whole incident and second Usasi's demand for strict safety measures for all the artists. She also blamed her co-workers and Jatra management for not supporting her during the assault or while filing the FIR.

Usasi demanded, “I want the main accused Indramani Sahu and his son to be arrested soon. I am blaming the committee members for their negligence, my management and the local police for not coming to my rescue”.

“Had I been supported by these people at that time, anything near to this incident would not have happened”, she added.

Ollywood actor and MP Siddhanta Mahapatra said, “This is not a small incident to be overlooked and we are in touch with the district administration of Angul and following up with the development. We will be giving a memorandum to the higher authority to take swift action regarding this incident along with the safety of the artists.”

Dusmanta Behera, the driver of Indramani Sahu who is stated by Usasi to be the main accused, has been arrested by the Angul police for allegedly manhandling the actress while the main accused Indramani is still absconding.

Notably, Usasi was allegedly assaulted by a few people at Derang under Kaniha police limits in Angul district on Sunday night when the actress was on the way to perform at a Jatra show there.

Soon after she lodged a complaint at Kaniha police station alleging sexual assault. As per the complaint, Indramani and his two sons assaulted and verbally abused her besides ransacking her car. She had also expressed her pain over social media platform saying that she was manhandled and molested.

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Usasi Misra, Victim and Ollywood Actress

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Siddhanta Mahapatra, Ollywood Actor and MP

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Anu Choudhury, Ollywood Actress