Bhubaneswar, Jan 16( Odisha.in) Hundreds of lawyers Tuesday boycotted the courts, blocked road, damaged a police vehicle here demanding justice for one of their lady colleague who allegedly physically abused by a group of miscreants.
The group of miscreants allegedly attempted rape on the lawyer near Balipatna when she was returning home from the court Monday evening.
Talking to Odisha.in Prasanta Ranjan Patnaik, a senior advocate and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Orissa Bar Council said “if lady advocates are not safe under the present administration, who would give legal and otherwise protection to the ladies in the State?”
He demanded immediate arrest of the accused persons and said that they should be tried in Fast Track Court so that the lady can get justice at the earliest.
Talking to Odisha.in a lady advocate said that the victim have filed complaint at the Mahila Police Station and was sent for medical examination to the capital hospital. But she could not be examined because of the state of her mental condition.
She said that there were injury marks in her body, as she had struggled hard to escape from the clutches of the anti-socials.
To protest against the attempt to gang rape the lady advocate, lawyers of Bhubaneswar bar on Tuesday blocked the road and demonstrated for hours till the Commissioner of Police reached there and assured to arrest the accused persons at the earliest.