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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Talcher MLA Braja Kishore Pradhan today landed in controversy after a woman, claimed to be his wife, alleged that she was subjected to physical torture by the lawmaker.

The woman also lodged a complaint at Mahila Police Station here alleging that the legislator is refusing to give her social status as wife even after she married him at a temple on April 5, 2015 as per rituals.

Moreover, the complainant has also alleged that that she was also given life threats by the MLA and his supporters.

Accusing the MLA of physically torturing her, the woman said that she has all evidences to substantiate her claim.

He has been beating me up and physically harassing me. He is also threatening to kill me if I divulge the matter to anyone. He takes me to his Bhubaneswar house," said the complainant.

The social media chats obtained revealed certain intimate discussions and even though the number is yet to be verified whether they belong to the legislator or not, the chat boards did have some pictures of the MLA.

On the other hand, the legislator refuted the claims saying, "While I was in Bhubaneswar, she came to meet me seeking help for his family members. She has taken assistance from me for 3-4 times. This is a conspiracy to defame me. If one gets repaid like this for helping someone, then I have nothing to say."

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