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07 February 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


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Bhubaneswar: At least 20 women in distress have been cheated by Priyaranjan Naik alias Pintu who was arrested by the Mahila Police on Wednesday. However, a couple of victims who brought Pintu's evil plots to limelight are not happy with the charges pressed against him.

"This man has raped me, blackmailed me with objectionable pictures and looted my money. Why has the police not booked him for rape," the complainant said.

According to social activist Rutuparna Mohanty, the man was dealt with a light hand by the police, which should have set a precedent by booking him under serious charges.

"This man targeted young divorcees and widows who were emotionally weak." He not only plundered their savings but also shattered their feelings," she said.

Mohanty raised an objection over Pintu's grandfather trying to strike a compromise with the vicitm.

"The victim was offered Rs 50,000 for settling the matter. This episode took place inside the police station, which speaks volumes about the seriousness of the police in this serious case," said Mohanty.

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Rutuparna Mohanty, Social Activist, Bhubaneswar

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