Barely a week after a dowry torture case made against a ex-minister and his family, a senior IPS officer in the rank of additional director general (ADG) of police has been entangled in another dowry torture case.
The Balasore Town Police Station here registered a case against Nanda Kishore Mallick, the husband of the complainant, and other members of his family including senior IPS officer Gopabandhu Mallick, now working as ADG, Odisha Human Rights Commission.
Gopabandhu Mallick was not available immediately for comment.
When contacted, DGP Prakash Mishra said "since I was busy in the assembly, I have no such information".
Santoshini Mallick, a mother of two, has lodged the complaint against her husband Nanda Kishore Mallick, father-in-law Purna Chandra Mallick, mother-in-law Suhasini Mallick, sister-in-law Bhavani Mallick, her husband Gopabandhu Mallick (IPS) and brother-in-law Akshya Mallick.
Santoshini complained to the police that she had been driven out of house by her in-laws for dowry.
"They drove me out of the house for dowry and kept my two children with them. I am now staying at my parent's house at Mansingh Bazar in Balasore town," the woman said in her FIR.