Sexual assault, abuse by caste name, intimidation on Dalit Activist (Code: ALVM/EU/JSP/1/2017, Date: 25-Apr-2017 )

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Case Title

Case primary details

Case posted by Ambedkar Lohia Vichar Manch
Case code ALVM/EU/JSP/1/2017
Case year 25-Apr-2017
Type of atrocity Abuses by caste name in any place within public view
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? Yes

Fact Finding

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Fact finding date Not recorded

Case Incident

Case Incident details

Case incident date 25-Apr-2017
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Jagatsinghpur (DP)
State: Odisha
Police station Kujanga
Complaint date 27-Apr-2017
FIR date 28-Apr-2017

Case brief

Case summary

The victim Anupama Sethi is a Social activist. She is active to fight corruption, stop liqueur etc. She had intervened in a developmental work of her village. Funds were sanctioned for construction of cement concrete road. One contractor who claims to be worker of the ruling party was planning to execute the project. But with Anupama,s intervention the road was constructed by other group leaving aside the said contractor.

For this the accused went to Anupama’s house on 25.04.2017, abused her with filthy language with her caste name and sexual in nature, and threatened her with dire consequences. She filed written complaint in Kujanga Police Station which was registered on 28.04.2017 as F.I.R. No. 67. In her complaint Pratima Sethi, W/o Prasanta Sethi was the witness who deposed before Police.

On 25.04.2017 night the accused had altercation with Prasanta Sethi. Again on 27.04.2017 late night the accused entered into house of Prasanta by breaking open the door. He abused verbally and sexually assaulted Pratima. He also threatened to murder Prasanta. This was reported in the Police Station on 28.04.2017 but the police was hesitant in registering F.I.R. Finally FIR No. 68 was registered on 30.04.2017.

The attack on Pratima Sethi is said to be due to her relationship with Anupama Sethi and her statement before Police regarding the incident of attack on Anupama on 25th April.     

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