Ramakanta Biswas

Odia playback singer Humane Sagar has landed in trouble after his wife brought serious allegations of domestic violence against him. 

The singer’s wife Shriya Mishra reportedly lodged the complaint against him at Mahila police station in Cuttack on Tuesday. However, no case has been registered in this regard yet.

Following the complaint, the police have asked the couple to appear for counseling on Thursday. 

Speaking about the matter, Cuttack Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Pinak Mishra confirmed that the singer’s wife lodged a complaint regarding domestic violence and family dispute. 

“Yesterday, a complaint was lodged against a person over marital discord or domestic violence. We have referred the case to the Mahila Police station. The Mahila police are conducting a preliminary inquiry into it. As per our procedure, we will summon the couple and conduct their counseling for mutual settlement,” the DCP said. 

“The essence of the allegation is domestic violence and marital discord,” he added.     

Humane Sagar married Shriya Mishra in 2017, his fellow participant in the show Voice of Odisha Season 2. They have a daughter. 

Earlier, the singer was embroiled in controversy over his song ‘Jhia Nuhe Tu Coronavirus’, which compared a college-going girl with the deadly coronavirus. His song ‘Chhendipada Rani’ has also triggered a controversy. 

He had joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in 2019. 

(Reported by Debasish Mohanty, OTV)