State Commission for Women (SCW) has sent a letter to Santosini Mallick seeking her presence before the commission on April 11 to discuss her grievances. Her lawyer husband has also been asked to be present on the day.
The letter was issued two days after Santosini (31), a native of Manasingh Bazar here, filed a dowry torture case against her lawyer husband, his family members and a senior IPS officer brother-in-law with Balasore police.
“Earlier I had attended the hearings in the commission’s office five times but did not get any relief as the officer was suppressing the matter. Now I would definitely appear before the commission and hope I would get justice,” she said.
The State government on Saturday transferred Director (investigations) of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) Gopabandhu Mallick following the dowry torture case lodged against him by his sister-in-law Santosini.
Rajashree's bail plea rejected
The Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) of Balasore Ranjan Kumar Sutar on Monday once again rejected the bail application of Rajashree Mohanty, son of former minister Raghunath Mohanty.
Arrested on the charge of torturing his wife Barsa Swony Choudhury for additional dowry, he is in judicial custody since March 18. His lawyer said they had again moved the District and Sessions Court for his bail.
On March 21, the District and Sessions Court had rejected his bail plea.
His counsel Gouri Barik said once the bail was rejected in the sessions court, one has to file the bail plea before the lower court before approaching the Sessions Court once again.
“After the bail application was rejected by the SDJM, we have moved the Sessions Court seeking his bail. Hope the matter will be heard after Holi vacation,” he said.