Woman Lecturer’s ‘Suicide’: Jharpokharia ASI Suspended For Dereliction Of Duty


Mayurbhanj: Mayurbhanj SP today suspended an Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Jharpokharia police station in the district for dereliction of duty. The officer has been identified as Prasant Swain.

According to reports, the body of a woman lecturer of Rairangpur College was found hanging at her hostel room at around 8:30 pm, yesterday. Besides, a suicide note was also said to have been found near the body.

However, the family members of deceased lady lecturer have accused ASI Swain, (Investigating Officer of the case) for not giving them a note suspected to be a suicide letter recovered by the cops from the spot.

If sources are to be believed, the woman was allegedly raped by a youth of Keonjhar. While she had immediately approached the cops and registered a case with Jharapokharia police on October 30, cops failed to take any action for days.

Alleging police inaction leading to suicide, family members of the deceased woman lecturer have demanded justice.

Taking serious concern of the matter, Mayurbhanj SP placed Jharpokharia ASI Prasant Swain under suspension on charges of dereliction of duty. Following the incident, Mayurbhanj SP has also transferred Jharapokharia IIC, Sharat Mohanty to the district headquarters (SP Office). 

Reportedly, police have also detained the accused cousin of the woman lecturer and he is being interrogated, sources said.

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