Home STATE NHRC seeks ATR on pregnant Odisha woman thrown off train

NHRC seeks ATR on pregnant Odisha woman thrown off train


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Rayagada, Jun 17:

Expressing dissatisfaction over the inaction of the police in the arrest of the accused, who had pushed his pregnant wife out of a moving train in Odisha’s Rayagada district on May 26 this year, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday asked the district SP to submit an action taken report (ATR) on the case.

Sanju Kerketa
Sanju Kerketa

Informing this to the media today, Rayagada SP, K Siva Subramani said the Commission has asked the police to provide the background to the incident, circumstances which forced Suraj Sahu of Bangomunda village of Sundargarh district to push his wife Sanju Kerketa out of the train, steps taken for the treatment of the injured woman and the steps taken by the police to nab the absconding husband.

The SP said that the two special teams of Rayagada police during a series of raids at several places in Bisra, Rourkela and Sundargarh areas, have found that the statements given by the injured woman to the police are false.

He said the police would accompany the woman and begin fresh investigation after her recovery.

“The woman, in the meanwhile, has successfully undergone a surgery on her left leg at the VSS Medical College and Hospital at Burla,” he added.