Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19:
Neha Garcha, the Sambalpur woman who had accused her husband Sukhvinder Singh Garcha of subjecting his women employees to sexual abuse and recording the whole incident with the help of spy-cams, on Wednesday met Twin City Commissioner Dr RP Sharma and sought his intervention to trace her minor son Dhruv.
Accompanied by social activist Rutuparna Mohanty, Neha submitted a memorandum to the Commissioner requesting him to lodge an FIR on her missing son and to trace him as soon as possible.
In her memorandum, Neha said; “The custody of my 9-year-old minor son was wrongly given to my husband Sukhvinder by Sambalpur family Court without hearing me on a single date. The Odisha High Court set aside the order on December 13 last year and directed the latter to rehear the case and give their judgement in three months.”
None of her family members are traceable since she filed an FIR at Mahila Police Station in Sambalpur against her husband and father-in-law G S Garcha on January 18 this year.
Neha said she had thought her son Dhruv was in the hostel of Sai International School, Bhubaneswar as she was very concerned about his well-being after the FIR. But on Tuesda,y when she went to the school to meet him, she found to her shock that her son had appeared in just two papers of his annual examination and had not come to school since the first week of February.
Neha further said she has been repeatedly listening about her son from Sambalpur police and the residence of her husband and family that he was missing. “I presently have no clue where and how my son is,” the harassed mother said.
“I strongly suspect that my husband has run away with my son to their maternal relatives abroad paralyzing his future and freedom. Since my husband and his family are very violent by nature, I fear that they may harm my son. Therefore, I have come to the Commissioner to seek his help in tracing my son as soon as possible,” Neha said.
On January 17, Neha had pleaded before media for strong action against her husband’s misdeeds and sought custody of her son.