Cops rescue shackled man in Cuttack, wife and son arrested

Malgodown police on Monday rescued a 45-year-old man who was allegedly shackled and confined by his wife and son.

Published: 20th December 2016 02:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th December 2016 05:25 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CUTTACK: Malgodown police on Monday rescued a 45-year-old man who was allegedly shackled and confined by his wife and son in a room of his house at Biraja Ray Colony in Jobra for the last three days. 

The rescued man Harish Chandra Jena, a fourth grade Government employee and a city-based newspaper hawker, has been admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital here. Police have also arrested Harish’s wife Dali Jena (42) and son Biswajit Jena (20).  

According to the FIR filed by Harish, his wife and son assaulted him at about 5 am on Friday when he was going on his bicycle to distribute newspapers. They then took Harish forcibly to his home where the duo shackled him with iron chains and tied his limbs with a plastic rope. Both Dali and Biswajit then confined him inside a room, the FIR alleged maintaining that the accused duo even did not provide food to him since Friday. 

IIC, Malgodown police station DP Patro said Biswajit had hatched a conspiracy with his mother to kill Harish by confining him to a room without food with an intension to avail Government job on rehabilitation scheme after his father’s death. The arrested duo has been forwarded to the court.

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