Cassian Baliarsingh

Even as the whole country is shaken after a 20-year-old woman was dragged for 12 km under a car in Delhi on New Year, a lady SI was reportedly chased and abused in Odisha capital.

Miscreants on an Innova chased the SI, Subhashree Nayak, 36, of Mahila PS, Bhubaneswar and abused her using filthy language. This happened when the cop was returning home after finishing her night duty at around 1:30 am on January 2 near Science Park in Acharya Vihar area.

In a bid to save herself, Subhashree, who was also riding a car, sped away and entered into a police reserve ground.

However, the miscreants, believed to be drunk, followed her and tried to attack her. Fearing for her life, she shouted for help following which a few police personnel present at the reserve ground rushed to her help.

Seeing other police officials, the miscreants fled from the spot, reports said.

The matter came to the fore after the lady SI lodged a written complaint in this connection with Saheed Nagar police. The incident has left the entire Odisha in shock.

Terrified after the incident, the police SI has sought the intervention of Saheed Nagar police to arrest the miscreants. Saheed Nagar police have swung into action and are accessing CCTV footages to nab the miscreants.

Preliminary reports say the cops have identified the vehicle. However, police are yet to confirm the arrest of the accused.

Meanwhile, the Commissionerate Police has identified the suspects and launched a manhunt to nab them. 

Briefing media persons, Deputy Commissioner of Police Prateek Singh said, “The lady SI, who was chased and abused verbally by miscreants, works at Mahila Police station. She was returning from work when she had an argument with a driver of a four-wheeler over overtaking. Later, the driver chased her till she entered Reserve Police Ground. She filed a complaint with Saheed Nagar police in this regard. On basis of her statement on the description of the vehicle that chased her, police are checking CCTV footage. We have identified a few suspects and are carrying out searches to nab them.”


(Reported by Alok Mohanty)