Odia film director Nishikanta Dalabehera was arrested for allegedly torturing his wife on Saturday. Mahila police station registered a case against him and produced him in court, which remanded him in judicial custody.
The accused Ollywood director Nishikant, hailing from Jharsuguda, was arrested by the police after acting on the complaint lodged by his wife Mamata Dalabehera who has been staying with him in GGP Colony in Bhubaneswar.
The accused had got married to Mamata in 2003 and the couple have an eight-year old son. Failing to bear torture from her husband, Mamata on February 18 lodged a complaint with Mahila police station following which police arrested him.
Quoting her complaint, police said she was tortured mentally and physically over trivial matters. “We arrested him on the basis of the complaint,” said IIC of Mahila police Bijayinee Malla.
She added that Mamata suspected Dalabehera of having links with a woman assistant.
A case (81/15) has been registered against Dalabehera, slapping charges 498, 294, 506, 325 and 34 of IPC against him, who was produced in a local court, police sources said.
Nishikanta Dalabehera has directed films like Raasta, Tu Mo Arambha Tu Mo Sesha, Mun, Family No 1 and Salaam Cinema.
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