Santosini gets SCW call to appear

Published: 26th March 2013 12:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th March 2013 12:55 PM   |  A+A-

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.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp