Balasore, April 03: The family court in Balasore has issued a summon to former Odisha minister Raghunath Mohanty's daughter-in-law Barsha Sony Choudhury in a divorce petition filed by her husband Rajashree Mohanty.
The court has admitted the divorce petition and issued a notice to Barsha Sony asking her to appear before the court on May 02.
The petition was filed on March 24. The reaction from Barsha Sony also came after the news was aired.
On March 14, 2013, Barsha Sony had hit the headlines in Odisha for accusing her husband, father-in-law, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and brother-in-law of torturing her mentally and physically for dowry.
Following the allegations, Raghu Mohathy had to step down as the minister. Even he along with his wife Pritilata Mohanty and son Rajashree faced arrest.