According to reports, the Police Commissioner has entrusted the investigation responsibility to Assistant CP Lekha Lohani. “We have taken the allegation very seriously,” said the CP.
It may be noted that wife of Sepoy Nihar Ranjan Nayak earlier in the day lodged a complaint that DCP Bijay Sahoo of 7 th Batallion had threatened her husband to supply girls to him otherwise he would either be expelled from job or transferred to a remote place. She alleged that her husband, under pressure of DCP’s threatening, drank phenyl to commit suicide three days back. He is undergoing treatment in a hospital now.
Nayak’s mother, sister and son also called on the CP and narrated about their plight. They all demanded a proper investigation into the matter.
However, DCP Sahoo has refuted the charge. He said he doesn’t know Nihar’s wife. Transfer is a normal process, he added.