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SPO held for dowry torture

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OST Crime Bureau

Bhubaneswar, Oct 18:

The Commissionerate Police on Friday arrested and forwarded to court Amaya Kumar Rout (60) a retired Army officer now serving as a Special Police Officer (SPO) at Airfield police station here on the charge of demanding dowry from her daughter-in-law.

According to police, Rout, a resident of Dhenkanal now staying at plot number 160/952 in Ananta Vihar in Pokhariput area, has been torturing his daughter-in-law Pallabi Rout for more dowry since last five months.

Sources said his son Asit Rout, a marine engineer by profession, had got married to Pallabi six months back.

Acting on the complaint of Pallabi, police arrested Amaya. Further investigation is on in the case, police said.