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Woman attempts suicide outside Odisha assembly

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

A woman, who attempted to commit suicide a week ago in front of the chief minister's residence, attempted to do the same during the day outside the assembly claiming that she was the wife of BJD Braja Kishore Pradhan.

Sonalika Mohanty has been claiming to have married Pradhan secretly three years ago but the has rejected her claim and denied her allegations of harassment against him.


The woman reached the main gate of the assembly when the House was adjourned and attempted to end her life by consuming phenyl, a chemical used as household disinfectant.

She was rushed to Capital Hospital and is under treatment.

The woman had on September 7 attempted to commit suicide in front of the CM's residence by slashing her wrist. She was then rescued by the security personnel.

On May 17 she had trespassed the legislator's quarters at the colony here by scaling the locked gate. Prior to that she had staged a dharna in front of his house at his native village in district.

This apart, she had lodged a complaint against the lawmaker with National Commission for Women (NCW) too in this regard and also registered a case against Pradhan at the SDJM Court here in May this year.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 20:57 IST
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