Bhubaneswar, Oct 18: Somalika, the rumoured girlfriend of MLA Bijay Shankar Das has lodged a petition in the High Court on Tuesday, seeking an injunction on the marriage registration, as per reliable sources.
Sources reveal that Das is preparing to tie the knot with a woman named Pratyusha Nanda, a resident of the Arunodaya Market area in Cuttack. The legislator had submitted a marriage registration application on September 21, indicating his intent to wed Pratyusha at the registrar's office in Cuttack.
Nonetheless, Somalika, who has raised a series of allegations, including rape, against Das after he failed to honor their proposed marriage, also submitted an objection against the marriage application at the sub-registrar office.
"Despite the pending legal case, he is on the verge of marrying someone else, potentially jeopardizing her life. While I have been tirelessly seeking justice, going from police stations to court, he seems eager to embark on his married life. Given the gravity of the allegations against him, one would expect him to be in custody by now. However, his political clout appears to have kept him at liberty," Somalika asserted after submitting her objection recently.
It's worth noting that Bijay had previously applied for marriage with Somalika at the sub-registrar's office. Nevertheless, he failed to follow through on the commitment, prompting Somalika to seek justice through legal avenues.