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Police ASI Charged With Sexual Assault In Odisha's Puri

03 January 2020


Puri: A woman on Thursday lodged a complaint at Balanga police station alleging that she was sexually assaulted by an Assistant Sub-Inspector.

According to the complainant, she had visited to the police station three months back to report a family dispute.

The woman was assured that the ASI in question has been assigned the case and would resolve the dispute. However, three months later, on Thursday, the ASI asked the woman to come to his quarter.

"On the pretext of resolving the dispute, and taking advantage of the situation, the ASI assaulted me sexually. He also threatened to implicate me on false charges, if I disclosed his act before anyone," the complaint stated.

The woman has reported the matter to SDPO, Puri and lodged a formal complaint. Meanwhile, the police have started a probe into the matter.


Dibya Shankar Mishra, Minister of State (Home), Odisha