Odisha Journo Claims Molestation, CM Orders Probe Into Incident

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik ordered a probe into a molestation charge filed by a female student on Monday. On her Facebook page, the young journalist in Odisha claims that she was molested in a moving bus while returning from her village in Kendrapara to the state capital Bhubaneshwar.

The CM took note of the incident and directed the DGP Crime Branch to investigate the incident and take tough action against the offenders.

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On her Facebook profile, the complainant said:

I was alone among 60 passengers in a moving bus, no one turned up... The conductor just consoled me saying ‘I have asked him to be decent, please sit peacefully’. However, I called 100 but the answer was ‘this number can’t be reached’.

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"I later called the so called woman helpline no. 1091 of Cuttack but no one took the pain of answering," she added.

She said the state government and police are answerable for the incident.

"Today, a rape could have been successfully attempted and the so called helpline numbers given to us for any untoward situation would have only helped the rapist to enjoy his misdeed... Am I responsible because I m a girl???? Shame on humanity!!!!!" she further wrote.