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Jharkhand BJP leader Seema Patra booked for torturing Adivasi maid

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Ranchi: Seema Patra, a BJP leader in Jharkhand and wife of ex-IAS officer Maheshwar Patra, has been booked for extreme torture of her Adivasi maid over last eight years.

The maid was rescued on August 22 from their house in Ashoknagar in Ranchi by the police.

According to available reports, Seema Patra had hired the woman, Sunita, who hails from a village in Gumla, 10 years ago to work at their home.

She was allegedly held captive in the house and not allowed to step out. She was thrashed mercilessly. She was hit by an iron rod, which broke her teeth.

Sunita claimed she was forced to lick urine and her face was burned with hot ‘tawa’.

She was rescued after Vivek Baksi, a Personnel Department officer, got to know of her ordeal.

When rescued, Sunita was weak and badly injured. She is currently being treated at RIMS, Ranchi.

Baksi lodged a complaint against Seema Patra, following which an FIR was registered under multiple sections of the IPC and under the SC-ST Act.

 

 

 

 

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