Odia actor arrested for sexually abusive chat


Bhubaneswar: Odia actor Anupam Panda who had acted in Odia film Flashback that had been released in 2015 was today arrested by commissionerate police for sexually harassing a 24-year-old woman and abusing her over social media Facebook.

Kharavel Nagar police forwarded the accused to the court who was later sent to jail following rejection of his bail pleas. The complainant, a girl from Kendrapara had befriended Panda in 2013.

Both of them were in a relationship and the actor had been sexually exploiting her after promising to marry her. But the girl later found out that he was married with a four year old son. She started avoiding him. But Panda kept on using her Facebook and started posting abusive post and blackmail her.

Following complaint from the girl, police nabbed the actor and booked him under section 354 for attempting to outrage the modesty of a woman and various subsection of 354 along with several sections of IT act.

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