Woman inspector Snigdharani Suna, who has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons, has been placed under suspension with immediate effect for gross misconduct. Suna's vehicle had rammed into an auto-rickshaw on Sonepur-Bolangir National Highway-57 on Tuesday leading to the death of three persons.
During the period of her suspension, she will remain under the disciplinary control of Sundargarh SP, said the order issued by the State police headquarters.
Just a day back, Suna’s estranged husband had accused her of having an illicit affair with the driver Ajay Jethi who was driving the vehicle during the accident that also left six others battling for their lives.
“Our divorce matter is still pending in court. However, my wife was living with her driver Ajay Jethi, who is also a criminal. He was driving the car during the accident,” alleged Suresh Bag, husband of Snigdharani.
According to sources, Suresh had a love marriage with Snigdharani. However, things turned sour for the couple soon after marriage. In 2020, Snigdha brought allegations of torture against Suresh. Subsequently, she allegedly developed an affair with her driver and when Suresh confronted her on the issue, she threatened him and passed casteist slurs.
Even though Suresh had lodged a complaint in this connection, no action has been reportedly taken in this regard yet.
Worth mentioning, Snigdharani was returning home after her duty in Puri for Rath Yatra when her vehicle hit an auto-rickshaw ferrying labourers. While three labourers died on the spot, six are still battling for life.