Odisha minor tribal girl’s gang rape case reaches Supreme Court

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Bhubaneswar, Feb 11 (IANS) The gang rape and subsequent suicide of a minor tribal girl in Odisha’s Koraput district has reached the Supreme Court which the victim’s brother has moved for a CBI probe.

The brother sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe saying that he has no faith in the state police.

“I have no faith in the investigation by the state police. The probe should be handed over to the CBI for an impartial investigation,” he said on Sunday.

The petition has been filed against several police officials, district administration and doctors treating the victim and officials of the State Forensic Science Laboratory for allegedly giving false reports on the gang rape.

The girl, a resident of Sorisapadar village, was allegedly gang raped by a group of security personnel on October 10 last year when she was returning from Kunduli market near the village in Koraput district. She committed suicide at her house on January 22.

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The family members alleged that she hanged herself as she was denied justice by the state government.

Meanwhile, former Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Giridhar Gamang on Sunday urged Odisha Governor S.C. Jamir to direct the state government to hand over the Kunduli gang rape and suicide case to the CBI.

Recently, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed that the case be handed over to a Special Investigation Team (SIT) for a probe under monitoring by the court.

Meanwhile, a team of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) arrived in Odisha on Sunday to probe the case and will visit the victim’s village.

–IANS

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