Pradeep Pattanayak

A youth has been booked for allegedly betraying a transgender after maintaining a physical relationship on the pretext of marriage in Kamakhyanagar of Dhenkanal district. 

As per allegations, the accused youth, identified as Diptimaya Maharana, a resident of Rajakulakateni village under Kamakhyanagar Police limits, works as a delivery boy for an app-based food aggregator. A year ago, he met transgender Sanjana Behera when he went to deliver food. Both fell in love and were subsequently staying together in a live-in relationship in Bhubaneswar. They exchanged garlands in a temple too. The complainant alleged that on the false promise of court marriage, Diptimaya maintained a physical relationship and tricked the victim into giving away money and ornaments to him. 

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When Sanjana insisted on marriage, he assaulted her and went somewhere. Alleging betrayal, Sanjana lodged a written complaint at Kamakhyanagar Police Station. 

Sanjana Behera alleged, “I was in a live-in relationship with Diptimaya Maharana. When I asked him to marry me, he beat me up, took my money and ornaments, and absconded.”

When asked, Diptimaya’s father Naresh Chandra Maharana said he is not aware of his son’s relationship with the complainant. 

Meanwhile, after registering a case, police have launched a probe.

  • Reported by:
  • Bidyadhar Baral