Bhubaneswar: The wife of a ruling BJD MLA
on Monday lodged a written complaint with the State Commission for
Women (SCW) against a party MP about abusing her and her
"Rudra Madhav Ray (MP) used objectionable words
against me and my husband Kashinath Mallik by taking our caste
in public on May 25. It is a clear case of atrocity," Nirupama
Mallik told reporters after submitting her complaint to the
"The commission has received the complaint from the
Daspalla MLA`s wife against the Kandhamal MP. It will be
probed," SCW Chairperson Jyoti Panigrahi said.
Ray dismissed the allegation as "false and baseless".
Nirupama`s move to SCW was followed by her husband
lodging an FIR against Ray with the Daspalla police statiion.
He also lodged a complaint to the Orissa Police`s Human Rights
Cell in Cuttack.
"I need justice as Ray and his supporters have hurt me
by publicly taking name of my caste. They also dragged my
wife`s name to the controversy," Mallik said.
Both Mallik and Ray are at loggerhead for a long time.
The abusive words were allegedly used at a party rally at
Daspalli in Nayagarh district on May 25.
Although Chief Minister Naveen had advised both to
settle the issue mutually, Mallik refused.