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Arrested Puri ASI Suspended Even As Survivor Backtracks On Rape Claim


04 January 2020

Ommcom News


Puri: Arrested Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Balanga Police Station, Chittaranjan Dash was suspended today even as the ‘survivor’ backtracked from rape claims, said Puri SP Umashankar Dash.

Backtracking from her statement, the lady in question not only denied the charges she had posed but also refused medical examination which is a requisite in rape cases while stating recording her statement under Section 161 Code of Criminal Procedure.

Adding a further twist to this case, the woman has accused Puri SP of lying to the media. As per latest reports, the woman said that she had denied to get medically examined as the alleged rape occurred three months ago. But she stresses that she had never refused of being raped in her statement before the Magistrate.

The accused ASI was arrested yesterday after a woman had alleged him of sexual assault. As per the complaint lodged by the woman, she had reported a family dispute at the police station three months back. Dash was assigned to look into the case.

However, on Thursday, Dash allegedly called her to his quarter on the pretext of resolving the dispute and assaulted her sexually. He had even threatened to implicate her on false charges if she discloses his act before anyone. The woman had filed her complaint on Friday.

Puri Rape Survivor

Umashankar Dash, SP, Puri