Pradeep Pattanayak

The Tapaswini-Sumit marital discord issue which rocked Berhampur took yet another turn on Saturday when the police finally launched an investigation into the case.

A police team led by Berhampur ASP Ramesh Chandra Sethi on Saturday visited Sumit Sahu’s residence at Brahmanagar to enquired about the latter’s whereabouts. 

However, Sumit’s father reportedly told the cops that his son was unwell following which, the team had to return without meeting Sumit. 
ASP Sethi told reporters that they had asked Sumit’s father to initiate talks with his son and find a way to end the dispute between the couple. “He should at least allow them to live in a rented accommodation,” Sethi said. 

“Sumit’s father told us that he is sick and undergoing treatment. But he not divulged his son’s whereabouts. We are trying our level best to end the marital discord,” Sethi added. 

On the other hand, Tapaswini has once again launched her sit-in in front of her in-laws’ house at Brahmanagar. She is staging the demonstration under a tent, braving the cold nights. 

This time around, she said she would not budge till justice is delivered to her. 

“My petition was scheduled to be heard in the court today. I hoped a judgement in my favour, at least a direction to make arrangements for my living. But that did not happen since my in-laws’ advocate did not file the reply and instead, asked for 15 more days’ time. However, the court has fixed Monday for the hearing,” Tapaswini said, adding that Sumit was not responding to anyone’s call, not even the CDMO. 

She also alleged that Sumit came to his house Friday night. She claimed she had seen him going out of the house by scaling the backside boundary wall.