Rashmi Ranjan

Barely two days after she met the Leader of Opposition (LoP) Jayanarayan Mishra, BJD Tirtol MLA Bijay Shankar Das' rumoured girlfriend Somalika Dash alleged that she received threat calls from an unknown person.

Somalika alleged that the caller asked her to resolve the dispute between the legislator and her.

Somalika, who has accused Das of betrayal, has handed over the call recording to the media and said she will lodge a police complaint in this regard.

However, Somalika said she has no clue about the person who was trying to mediate between her and the BJD leader.

In the audio clip, the mediator can be heard asking Somalika whether she wanted any kind of settlement. In reply, Somalika asked the caller whether he would have gone for a compromise, had the victim been his daughter. 

On February 19, Somalika had met LoP Jayanarayan Mishra and urged him to raise her issue in the budget session of the Odisha Assembly beginning February 21.

On 4 February, Jagatsinghpur Police had also recorded the statement of Somalika in connection with an alleged betrayal case. A case was also registered against the MLA on Friday following the intervention of the Orissa High Court.

It is worthwhile to mention here that, Somalika had moved the Orissa High Court after the Jagatsinghpur police did not register a case against Das on the basis of a complaint lodged by her on May 13, 2022. 

She had accused the IIC of Jagatsinghpur and the district Superintendent of Police of inaction.

(Reported by Sasank Sekhar Panda, OTV)