Human Rights Panel Asks For Rs 50,000 Interim Aid To Gang Rape Survivor, Crime Branch Continues Probe

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today issued an order directing the State SC and ST Department to make all sorts of necessary arrangements for the Kunduli minor gang rape survivor.

The OHRC also directed to provide an interim aid of Rs 50,000 to the victim and her take care of her admission in the Ekalavya Model Residential School (EMRS) in Koraput.

In addition to the above reliefs, the Human Rights Panel also directed the Odisha Crime Branch to submit a probe report on the case within 4 weeks and fixed the next hearing in the sensational matter to November 27.

In another development, Superintendent of Koraput medical college Sitaram Mohapatra today deposed before the OHRC for questioning in connection with the Kunduli gang rape incident.

The Medical Superintendent Sitaram Mohapatra had earlier submitted medical examination report of the gang rape survivor to HRPC ADG Mahendra Pratap who later handed over the documents to the OHRC.

On basis of the medical examination report, the HRPC ADG had told the media that experts had found no proof of gang rape after medical examination of the minor girl.

Meanwhile, a four-member team of Odisha Crime Branch (CB) which had reached Koraput on the night of November 9 today started its probe. In the first phase of its investigation, the team headed by Subhagyalaxmi Patnaik visited the Sunabeda Police Station this morning and held discussion with the Inspector-In-Charge on the gang rape case. It also examined various reports relating to the gang rape investigation.

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