Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21:
Mahila Police today arrested a 40-year-old Odisha film director Nishikant Dalabehera for allegedly assaulting and torturing his wife for dowry and inflicting grievous injury on her by attacking her several times.
The accused Ollywood director Nishikant, hailing from Jharsuguda, was arrested by the police after acting on the complaint lodged by his wife Mamata Dalabehera who has been staying with him in GGP Colony in the city.
The accused had got married to Mamata in 2003 and the couple have an eight-year old son.
Failing to bear torture from her husband, Mamata on February 18 lodged a complaint with Mahila police station following which police today arrested him.
A case (81/15) has been registered against Dalabehera, slapping charges 498, 294, 506, 325 and 34 of IPC against him, who was produced in a local court here today, police sources said.
Notably, Dalabehera has directed films like ‘Tu Mo Arambha Tu Mo Shesha’, ‘Mun’, ‘Family Number-1’ and ‘Salaam Cinema’.