NHRC seeks action-taken-report in eight weeks on recovery of skeleton from parked-car in police outpost

Bhubaneswar : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Odisha police chief to initiate appropriate action within eight weeks in the case pertaining to the recovery of skeleton of a woman from a car parked inside Janla police outpost on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.

The apex rights’ panel acting on petition by Akhand issued directions to the Director General of Police (DGP) of Odisha.

 “This complaint is to be transmitted to the concerned authority for such action as deemed appropriate. The authority concerned is directed to take appropriate action within eight weeks associating the complainant/victim and to inform him/her of the action taken in the matter”, NHRC asked the DGP.

Meanwhile the police have made public the sketch of the deceased woman and put up the sketches at various places to establish the deceased’s identity.

Earlier an assistant sub-inspector, who is also in-charge of Janla police outpost, was suspended after the recovery of the skeleton from a car parked on its premises.

The car from which the deceased’s skeletal remains were retrieved had incidentally been seized two years ago in connection with a ganja smuggling case and had since been parked outside Janla outpost. A post-mortem at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar had revealed that the deceased was a 45-year-old woman, who suffered from tuberculosis. However police are still groping in dark in identifying the deceased woman.