Barsa expresses faith on Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Barsha Sony Choudhury, who has filed a dowry torture case against her father-in-law and former minister Raghunath Mohanty and his family members on Tuesday said that she suspected 'pressure' on police, but had faith on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

“Since my father-in-law and his family members against whom the case has been lodged have so far not been arrested, I feel that there could be some pressure on the police to avoid the arrest,” Barsha said.

Barsha however expressed that she had faith on Naveen Patnaik as on several previous occasions he had taken steps to help the fairer sex.

"I have complete faith on him and hope he will not ignore my case," she said.

Replying to a query the B Tech graduate stated that it was natural on her part to suspect about the ‘tardy’ progress of the case since her father-in-law was a former minister and had good terms with Patnaik.

A visibly depressed Barsha, recounting the past days at her in-law’s place said, “I can’t forget those days when the whole family went out of their house after locking me alone inside my room.”

“They all must be put behind bars at lease for a day or two to realise the horrific torture,” added she.

Meanwhile Odisha High Court has reserved the judgement on application by Raghunath Mohanty to quash the FIR filed by Barsha.