29 August 2019
Rayagada: Alleging love, lies and deceit by her lover, a young girl and her parents staged dharna in front of a youth's house in Pitamahal village under Seshkal police limits here on Thursday.
As per the girl, lecturer Dhiren Patnaik contacted her when she was pursuing her Engineering Diploma course in 2017. He told her that he would end his life if she did not talk to him.
Scared by this, the girl began conversation and gradually a relationship began. The duo became physical and were seen roaming together. After her course ended, the girl moved back to her village in Jharkhand.
However, Patnaik convinced her to come back to Rayagada for PGDCA course. This time, he rented a room and kept the girl there. They lived together for months behaving like husband and wife.
Soon, the girl finished her PGDCA course and moved back. This is when, Patnaik stopped contacting her. When talks of marriage began, Patnaik's family started demanding Rs 5 lakh from the girl's family and threatened them.
Finding no other way, the girl decided to commit suicide. But her relatives intervened and saved her life. With her parents support, the girl decided to stage protest in front of Patnaik's house till justice is served.
Meanwhile, Patnaik's family has already arranged for his marriage with another girl.
Police complaint in this regard is yet to be filed.