Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 2:

Yet another alleged case of casting couch has rocked the Odisha entertainment industry after a female singer levelled allegation of physical exploitation on the pretext of marriage against a music director.

The singer lodged a complaint in this regard with Mahila police here today.

According to the complainant, the music director namely Dipu Dashmohapatra established sexual relation with her after promising to marry her. He later betrayed her by getting married to another girl, she alleged.

“We met for the first time at Rabindra Mandap two years back at a cultural programme. He came to me and introduced himself. After the end of the event, he proposed me expressing his love,” she said.

“He once invited me to his room on the pretext of giving break in a movie. He was drunk and had physical relation with me forcefully,” the female singer said.

“In November last year, I asked him to marry me but he denied saying that I belong to a lower caste. One week ago, he married to someone else,” she added.