SWARAJ HAD TWEETED: “I AM HAPPY MS; THANKS ODISHA FOR EXONERATION BRITISH AID WORKER NARGES ASTHARI.
Bhubaneswar, Mar 27:(By Prasant Bhuyan) -Swaraj had tweeted: “I am happy Ms; after being acquitted by a local court of involvement in a child’s death case, India and Odisha for the support. British-Iranian aid worker Narges Kalbasi Asthari today thanked Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, My friend @JZarif Foreign Minister and people of Iran should be happy and relieved. The court exonerated the 28-year-old overruling the lower court verdict which had convicted the social worker on charges of negligence resulting in a child’s deaths. In December last year, Rayagada Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate’s (SDJM) Court had sentenced Narges to one year in jail and imposed a penalty of Rs 3 lakh to be paid as compensation to the deceased’s family. The social worker who runs an orphanage in Rayagada district took to micro-blogging site earlier in the day, Narges Asthari is acquitted by Court. In November 2014, Narges along with other inmates of the Foundation had taken Aseem to the outskirts of Rayagada town for a picnic. While the picnickers were crossing the Nagavali River on a hanging bridge, Aseem fell into the river and was killed. Following the incident, A case was registered under section 304 (B) of IPC against the woman. Narges was running an orphanage Prishan Foundation for differently-abled children in Rayagada. Raju Gupta was acquitted by the lower court last year due to want of evidence Swaraj had tweeted: “I am happy Ms; Aseem’s father-Peter had lodged a complaint with the police against Narges and Foundation’s Secretary Jewel Raju Gupta.