Shelter home shame: BJP lodges complaint against BJD leaders

Dhenkanal: Alleging involvement of Women and Child Development Minister Prafulla Samal and BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra in the Beltikiri shelter home shame case, the BJP Mahila Morcha today filed police complaint against the duo.

Members of the BJP Mahila Morcha lodged the complaint at Dhenkanal Sadar Police Station demanding immediate arrest of the duo.

“Inmates at the shelter homes run by Good News India NGO were sexually harassed and religious conversions were also carried out at those childcare homes about which Samal and Patra were aware of,” said Niroj Nalini Mahalik, president of the BJP Mahila Morcha.

BJD district general secretary, Bharat Kumar Das, however, said, “The case is sub-judice and the court will take the decision. Why the BJP Mahila Morcha did not lodge FIR beforehand if they are so much concerned?”