After FB post on police torture of tribals in Chhattisgarh, suspended deputy jailer goes missing

A week after Sukma ambush, Varsha Dongre uploaded her Facebook post citing that the State police resort to “third-degree torture and atrocities” on young tribal girls at police stations.

Published: 08th May 2017 06:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th May 2017 06:05 PM   |  A+A-

The suspension order pasted on Varsha Dongre's official residence in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. (EPS)

Express News Service

RAIPUR: A day after deputy jailer Varsha Dongre (35) in Chhattisgarh was suspended for indiscipline for taking to Facebook to allege tribal torture in police stations, she is “missing” from the State capital.

After visiting her government allotted residence, the police found the door locked. Varsha Dongre was posted at the Raipur central jail. “She remains untraced since May 2. The door of her residence was locked when we visited on a few occasions. The suspension order was finally pasted on her door and another copy was sent by registered post to her permanent address in Kawardha district,” DIG (Jail) K K Gupta told the New Indian Express.

The jail administration is also contemplating issuing a public notice about her. “We will publicise the matter in newspapers if she doesn’t respond or turn-up in the next few days. It’s strange and unacceptable that she is out of the headquarters without approval for so long”, Gupta said.

Her cell phone was consistently switched-off and she was untraceable even by the media.

A week after the deadly Maoist ambush at Sukma that killed 25 CRPF jawans, Varsha Dongre uploaded her Facebook post citing that the State police resort to “third-degree torture and atrocities” on young tribal girls at police stations.

The State government sought an inquiry against Dongre and her allegations, following which she was suspended.

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