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Suspended Jharkhand BJP leader Seema Patra sent to police remand till Sept 12 for torturing tribal help

Jharkhand tribal woman news: BJP leader Seema Patra has been accused of torturing a tribal woman, who worked as her house help. Soon after, BJP suspended Patra.

Edited By: Poorva Joshi @poorvajoshi1424 Ranchi Updated on: August 31, 2022 14:16 IST
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Image Source : FACEBOOK/@SEEMAPATRA BJP suspends Jharkhand leader Seema Patra

Highlights

  • BJP leader Seema Patra has been accused of torturing a tribal woman.
  • BJP suspended Patra over allegations that she kept the woman captive for 8 years.
  • As per reports, Patra is also the wife of a retired IAS officer.

Jharkhand tribal woman news: Suspended Jharkhand BJP leader Seema Patra was arrested by the Ranchi Police today, and was later sent to police remand till September 12, for torturing a tribal woman, who worked as her house help. BJP had suspended Patra over allegations that she kept the woman captive for eight years and tortured her. The case was registered at Argora police station.

The move came after a video went viral on social media, where the tribal woman named Sunita, could be seen narrating her ordeal. As per reports, Patra is also the wife of a retired IAS officer and had allegedly kept the woman captive in her residence in Ranchi's posh Ashok Nagar area for the last several years. Jharkhand BJP leader Patra responded to the incident saying, "These are false allegations, politically motivated allegations. I have been implicated." 

Meanwhile, Jharkhand BJP distanced itself from the leader, saying "She was also served a show-cause regarding termination of the primary membership from the party. A committee has also been formed to inquire. After the committee submits its report,strictest action will be taken against them. In BJP,there's no place for such people."

Acting on a tip-off from a government employee, the Ranchi Police rescued the woman from Patra's residence last week and got her statement recorded on Tuesday before the magistrate, sources said. Members of various tribal outfits visited the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) where the woman is undergoing treatment and met her.

Meanwhile, a statement from Raj Bhavan said, "Governor Shri Ramesh Bais has taken cognisance of the news of harassment of a domestic help Sunita in a very inhuman manner by Seema Patra, a resident of Road No.1 at Ashok Nagar, Ranchi and wife of a retired IAS officer." "Expressing his displeasure, the Governor has asked the Director General of Police of the state as to why no action has been taken by the police against the guilty persons so far. The Governor has also expressed serious concern over the laxity of the police," it added.

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Image Source : PTIRanchi: Suspended BJP leader Seema Patra being arrested by police on allegations of torturing her 29-year-old tribal help Sunita, in Ranchi, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.

President of Adivasi Janparishad, Prem Shahi Munda, said such atrocities against tribal women will not be tolerated. Another tribal organisation, Kendriya Sarna Samiti, said its members will go to the SC/ST Police Station here on Wednesday.

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