Balasore: A woman who was named by deceased social activist Aditya Dash’s parents as ‘psycho’ came before the media today taking strong exception to the ‘mentally unstable’ tag. She said that her relationship with Aditya was short-lived and there was no animosity between the two.
“Tagging me as a Psycho Lady is derogatory and I will take the legal course in this regard,” she said. Speaking about her relationship with Aditya, she said that the two came in contact over Facebook and became friends.
“After his marriage I had never contacted Aditya and it is a baseless allegation that I used to blackmail him. Though our relationship lasted for a few months and mostly, a far-distant one, I would say it was pure,” she added.
She said that Aditya was a very nice person and they were connected over social media and phone calls. She also went to Bhubaneswar and met Aditya on a couple of occasions at the old-age home (run by Aditya).
“The manner in which my image was being tarnished was intolerable. I was forced to come to the fore, clear my name and urge to stop the canards,” she added.
Aditya’s parents have alleged that the girl in question used to blackmail and was desperate to marry him. The social activist who had earned a name for himself was found dead on the tracks near Lingaraj railway station on July 7.
The case was taken up by the Government Railway Police for investigation and later handed over to the Crime Branch.