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Medical student, being allegedly molested on Bahuda Jatra

Puri:3/7/17: As the Holy Trinity is returning to the main shrine on Bahuda Jatra, an incident of a woman, who is a medical student, being allegedly molested on the day before has caught headlines.

She had posted on Facebook, relating her harrowing experience on Sunday when she was in the pilgrim city to have a darshan of the Lords.

She complained this matter to the SP and also disclosed the name of the accused.

According to her post, “I am actually shamed that such things especially happens in puri dham. …. Holding his collar, I slapped him thrice…. I request Hon’ble CM Sj Nabin Pattanik to look into the matter seriously.”

Describing the ordeal in detail, the victim’s mother said a policeman in blue colour dress had misbehaved with her daughter when she was standing in queue.

“The policeman was ogling at women who are standing in a line which is indecent and was also touching them inappropriately. When my daughter moved in the line, he started behaving the same way which irked her and she slapped him at the spot,” said the victim’s mother, who is a Government lecturer.

Sarthak Sarangi, SP, Puri clarified that they have received no written complaint and it is just posted on social media. He assured that they would take a suo motu cognizance of this incident taking into account the FB post after Niladri Bije.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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