Man attempts to rape daughter-in-law; act captured on camera

Puri: A man has been detained on charges of attempting to rape his own daughter-in-law in Odisha. The shocking incident has been reported from Pipili area of Puri district.

The matter came to light after the victim lodged a police complaint against her father-in-law Panchu Mallick yesterday. Moreover, the complainant has also submitted an ‘objectionable video’ to police as evidence to support her allegations. The video was reportedly shot by the complainant in her mobile phone.

The woman has also brought dowry harassment charges against her husband, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and brother-in-law.

“My husband works in the Railways and it is over eight years that I have had no relationship with him. My father-in-law attempted to rape me while others in the family are harassing and torturing me for dowry,” the complainant alleged.

Based on the complaint filed by the woman, Pipili Police has registered a case and detained the accused father-in-law. The in-laws could not be contacted over the allegations leveled by the woman.

“The woman has alleged that her father-in-law attempted to rape her. We have registered a case and further investigation is on as the complainant has also leveled dowry harassment charges against other in-laws,” said a senior police official.