Mayurbhanj: Mayurbhanj SP Smith Parmar today suspended Jharapokharia IIC Sarat Mahalik for dereliction of duty regarding the death of a woman lecturer whose body was found hanging from the hostel room of Rairangpur College in Mayurbhanj district.
Earlier yesterday, an Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Jharpokharia police station, Prasant Swain, was suspended in connection with the case.
Reports said the body of the Lecturer was found hanging at her hostel room at around 8:30 pm on Saturday. Besides, a suicide note was also found near the body.
The family members of the deceased 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 police from the spot.
Sources said the woman was allegedly raped by a youth of Keonjhar, who is said to be a distant relative. While the victim had immediately approached the cops and registered a case with the Jharapokharia police on October 30, police failed to take any action for days.