Yesterday, ASI Sarat Chandra Dhal had gone to bridegroom’s village to seize the dowry items but refrained from doing midway.
According to information, Rita Patra had married to Kartikeshwar Patra of Dumagandira village under Begunia gram panchayat in Nilgiri police station area a few months back. However, Rita became very happy as Kartikeshwar had alleged illicit relationship with another girl, and when protested, she was being tortured.
As she continued to be tortured, Rita intended to remain separate from the family and sought help from the Nilgiri PS. On her complaint, police registered a case and started investigation. ASI Dhal was entrusted the investigation charge.
The ASI went to Dumagandira village to seize ornaments, furniture and other household articles brought by Rita from her parents at the time of marriage. Women leaders and villagers were present in the village. However, the ASI stopped seizing items and went away from the village midway. Though women leaders telephoned him, he didn’t take call till midnight on Monday.
Peeved at the ASI’s negligence, angry villagers gheraoed the police station, demanding action against Dhal at the earliest for his negligence.