Bhubaneswar: Taking a serious note of the 2009 acid attack case on a woman identified as Pramodini Roul under Tirtol police station in Jagatsinghpur, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday suspended two police officers, who has closed the case without proper investigation.
The Chief Minister directed DGP Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma to immediately initiate disciplinary action against Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) RK Jena, currently working as Nabarangpur SDPO and Inspector Sankarshan Dalai, currently working in Balasore district.
The suspended officers had not carried out a proper investigation and closed the case prematurely. The victim had drawn the attention of Chief Minister to her plight recently, following which the case was reopened and recently the accused was arrested along with his accomplice.
Stressing need of utmost and more sensitivity and prompt handling of cases related to crime against women and children, the Chief Minister has sought a report from the DGP on all such cases in the state within 15 days. He directed strongest possible action to be taken against negligent police officers.
The law finally caught up with a man, eight years after he allegedly threw acid on girl badly disfiguring her face.
On November 26, Jagatsinghpur police arrested an Indian Army soldier identified as Santosh Kumar Bedanta (36), posted in Kupwada district in Jammu and Kashmir and his associate Biswajit Dalasinghary for allegedly assisting Bedanta to attack Roul with acid.
Police said Bedanta threw acid on the girl as she did not accept her love proposal.
Police closed the case in 2012 citing no clue.