Former MLA, driver booked for misbehaving with mother-daughter duo


Phulbani: A case has been registered against former MLA of Phulbani, Debendra Kanhar and his driver for allegedly assaulting a woman and her daughter at Gaudapada village in Kandhamal district last night.

A complaint has been filed by the girl at the Sadar police station alleging that Kanhar and his driver Rinku Sahoo trespassed into her house on Sunday night and misbehaved with her.

According to the FIR, the ex-legislator also thrashed the complainant’s mother when she opposed such act.

“On the basis of the plaint, we have registered a case under Sections 451, 294, 323, 354, 506 and 370 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the duo,” informed Kandhamal Additional SP Utkal Ranjan Dash.

He further said, the girl has not mentioned the exact reason behind the act. The matter will come to the fore after investigation.

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