Suspended BJP leader Seema Patra, accused of torturing tribal domestic help, arrested

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Suspended BJP chief Seema Patra, accused of torturing home assist, has been arrested.

Seema Patra (left) has been accused of torturing a tribal lady (proper) employed as home assist at her residence (Picture: India At the moment)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Suspended BJP chief Seema Patra has been arrested by Ranchi police
  • Seema Patra has been accused of torturing her tribal maid
  • She can be produced within the court docket later within the day

Suspended BJP chief and spouse of former IAS officer Seema Patra, accused of torturing her tribal home assist, was arrested by Ranchi police within the wee hours of Wednesday. Police sources mentioned Seema Patra will likely be produced in court docket later within the day and despatched to jail.

Seema Patra had fled fearing police arrest, following which Argora police in Ranchi launched a search operation for her. Sunita, who labored as a home maid, was allegedly made to scrub the bathroom together with her tongue.

Sunita had a number of wounds all through her physique. She has alleged that Seema Patra used to burn her with sizzling objects.

A case was registered towards Patra, spouse of former IAS officer Maheshwar Patra, beneath the related part of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections of the SC-ST Act, 1989, on the Argoda police station in Ranchi. The assertion of Sunita was recorded in court docket beneath Part 164 on Tuesday. The Jharkhand BJP suspended Seema Patra after she was accused of abusing her home assist.

Ranchi police had additionally raided a number of areas to arrest Seema Patra and, performing on a tip off, police arrested her whereas she was making an attempt to flee from Ranchi by way of highway.

The Nationwide Fee for Ladies took cognizance of stories of Seema Patra harassing her home assist in Jharkhand.

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In an announcement, NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma mentioned that the panel has written to DGP, Jharkhand, to arrest the accused if the allegations leveled are discovered to be true.

“The Fee has additionally written for a good and time-bound investigation within the matter,” Rekha Sharma had mentioned.

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