Koraput District Judge To Head Kunduli Gang Rape Probe Panel

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has appointed Koraput district judge as head of the inquiry commission to probe the alleged gang rape of a minor tribal girl at Kunduli area in Koraput district.

A 14-year-old class IX student of Musaguda village had alleged that she was gangraped by a group of four men in uniform on October 10, 2017 while returning to her village from Kunduli daily market.

“The Commission will enquire into and report in respect of three matters – the sequence of events alleged to have led to the purported crime, the person(s) responsible for the incident and any other matter connected with the incident,” the notification read.

The Commission has been asked to submit its report within three months, a notification issued on January 6 said.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier ordered a judicial probe into the incident.

The district police which investigated into the allegation, concluded that there was no rape of the girl.

The medical reports submitted to the Human Rights Protection Cell(HRPC) had also mentioned that the medical experts have found no proof of gang rape after examining the girl.

The Director of the HRPC, Additional DG Mahendra Kumar earlier even had announced to reveal the details of the medical examination reports of the alleged gangrape victim to the media which he never did for reasons best known to him and the state government.

Recently, the dalit minor girl even had alleged that none other than the Director General of Police(DGP) of Odisha R P Sharma had offered her Rs 90, 000 in cash and give her signature on a blank paper to pressurize her to remain silent.

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