The former Odisha Law Minister Raghunath Mohanty, against whom a dowry torture case was slapped by his daughter-in-law, remained incommunicado on Saturday as the demand for his arrest grew louder.

His son Rajasree Mohanty, who married barely eight months ago, moved an anticipatory bail petition in the Orissa High Court.

The senior Mohanty, who resigned on Friday, was neither seen at the Assembly nor at his residence. The Assembly was stalled for the second consecutive day with Congress MLAs storming the well demanding Mr. Mohanty’s arrest and a debate on atrocities on women.

Citing the police case registered against Mr. Mohanty in Balasore following an FIR lodged by his daughter-in-law Barsha Sony Choudhury, the Congress members demanded a debate through an adjournment motion on rising atrocities against women.