Sexual harassment slur against former CMC Corporator

Cuttack: A minor girl has lodged a complaint at the Malgodown police station alleging that an ex-Corporator of the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) molested her.

As per the complainant, when she had gone to the residence of former CMC Corporator Hemant Behera on Thursday night to collect a certificate, he sexually harassed her.

After registering a case, police have begun a probe into the matter. Cuttack DCP Akhileswar Singh said necessary action will be taken as per law.

“A case in this regard has been registered yesterday at Malgodown Police Station on the basis of a complaint filed by the 17-year-old girl against the ex-corporator and investigation is on. We will take necessary action against the accused on the basis of the findings after the inquiry,” added Singh.