The woman, identified as Saila Samal, alleged that her husband Pabitra Naik, a Police Constable, remarried and continued torturing her as she opposed his second marriage.
Saila said she attempted to commit suicide as she didn’t get justice despite her repeated approaches to senior police officers.
“My husband has kept a second wife. I have informed this to all SPs who took Dhenkanal charge in recent years. Every SP has told me the same thing that my name is enjoined in his service book as his wife. He can’t remarry. However, he has kept a Constable girl with him for the last six years and tortured me a lot. I have not got justice. So I decided to end life,” Saila told reporters.
Stating that she now lives on alms, Saila demanded that he be expelled from the job at the earliest.
“He should live on alms as I do now. If he is not expelled from service, protection should be given to me to stay with him only,” demanded the visibly disgusted woman.