Bhubaneswar: A 22-year-old journalism student has committed suicide in Cuttack after her boyfriend allegedly sold a CD of her in a compromising position.
The girls’ boyfriend allegedly made a blue film of her and sold it in the local market.
Asima Mohanty committed suicide on Monday as she was unable to cope with the fact that her boyfriend Pinoo Sahoo betrayed her. Pinoo allegedly captured their intimate moments on camera and sold it. The CD is now available in the market.
It seems that Asima's family was initially hesitant to even lodge a complaint.
“The complaint of the father now reveals that the boy was also threatening her family and he had abated her for suicide. Case has been registered and our prime challenge now is to establish that this boy circulated the CD,” says police commissioner, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, BK Sharma.
Pinoo is an engineering student in Cuttack and Asima was an aspiring journalist. Her family is in a state of shock and has left their home in Cuttack and is presently living at an undisclosed location.
Meanwhile, authorities at the girl's institute condole her death but are unwilling to speak on camera. And it is this silence and the role of the police that many blame for the rise in such crimes among the youth.
“I believe that police can play a more proactive role in this big social problem but the people around have also to come out and help the police in its investigation,” says BK Sharma.
Meanwhile, the Cuttack police have begun cracking down on several CD parlours selling such films.
However, what is worse is that such incidents are on the rise in Orissa and the police is doing very little to curb them.
In last one year, at least four such cases have been registered in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
The police say that there are more than just four of five such cases. It is because the victims are unwilling to complain, that the police manages to do little to nab the culprits.