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In-laws put camera in bedroom, says woman

Published : Aug 28, 2016, 12:19 am IST
Updated : Aug 28, 2016, 12:19 am IST

The Orissa police served notices to a woman’s husband and in-laws, following her complaint alleging the latter of threatening to upload intimate moments of the couple on social media platforms.

The Orissa police served notices to a woman’s husband and in-laws, following her complaint alleging the latter of threatening to upload intimate moments of the couple on social media platforms.

According to reports, Neerja Nalini Mohanty, the daughter-in-law of a city-based doctor couple, on Saturday evening filed a complaint in the Khurda police station, 30 km from here, alleging that she was subjected to physical and mental torture after the in-laws demanded Rs 35 lakh dowry.

 

After less than three weeks of her marriage, the complainant had left her in-laws’ house for her parents’ house, fearing for her life. She said CCTV camera installed in her bedroom insinuated something fishy.

“Do affluent people in Orissa install CCTV cameras in their daughter-in-law’s bedroom What do they want They had threatened to eliminate me and upload the footage to social media if I dare to reveal this to anyone,” the complainant told reporters after filing the complaint.

Ms Mohanty said that when she enquired about the CCTV cameras, she was allegedly threatened with dire consequences. On May 31, she had filed a complaint with the Khurda police in this regard. Since no action was taken, the complainant once again filed a fresh complaint with the police, after which notices were served to the respondents.

 

“We are investigating the case based on the complaint. The other parties have been served notices. We are investigating into the allegations from various angles,” Khurda town police station inspector Ranjit Kumar Sahu said.

The allegations have, however, been refuted by Dr Rebati Kanta Das, a renowned medical practitioner and father-in-law of the complainant.

“The surveillance system was installed two years ago after a theft in our house. We had sealed the room after their marriage, the rest of the rooms are under CCTV coverage area,” Dr Das said.

Ms Mohanty got married to Gourav on November 27, 2015.

Location: India, Odisha, Bhubaneswar