Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 4:
Kavita Mahakud, the woman claiming to be the daughter-in-law of Odisha legislator Sanatan Mahakud, today recorded her statement before Mahila Police here.
Kavita recorded her statement in the presence of an ACP rank officer at the police station as per Sec 161 of CrPC.
Notably, the woman had filed a harassment case with the Mahila Police against Champua MLA Sanatan Mahakud and his son-in-law Dinabandhu Barik on March 1.
The police registered the case under sections 498A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) sections of the IPC against Mahakud and his son-in-law on the basis of a complaint lodged by Kavita.
While the independent MLA from the mineral-rich district disowned her saying that his daughter-in-law is at his house, the distressed woman told media yesterday that she would seek paternity test if Pankaj Mahakud (claiming to be his husband) refuses to accept her as wife.