Lathi charge during BJP's Odisha CM res gherao attempt; several injured

Lester Mason
January 23, 2018

Members of Congress's women wing also protested and tried to enter the chief minister's house, Bhoi said. Some BJP supporters and police personnel were injured during the clash.

The girl's mother alleged that her daughter was forced by the police to say that she was not raped.

A minor tribal girl, who was allegedly gang raped by a group of security personnel a year ago, hanged herself at her house in Odisha's Koraput district on Monday. She accused "four men in uniform" of raping her at Kunduli on October 10 a year ago when she was returning to her home at Musaguda village in the Maoist-hit Koraput district.

Several BJP leaders, members of BJP Mahila Morcha and hundreds of party workers marched from the party state headquarters towards Naveen Nivas holding banners and placards targeting the state government over the death of Kunduli "gang rape" victim.

Meanwhile, BJP staged protests across the State over the matter. Though the family rushed her to the hospital, she was declared brought dead by the doctors.

After her discharge from the Cuttack hospital, the administration had admitted her to Champakede girl's residential school near her village but she never attended classes there.

Rajendra Dadua, president of Zilla Dom Samaja, said, "The state government did not take her plight seriously and justice was denied to her".

Gangrape victim in Odisha has committed suicide on Monday afternoon, which gave a critical turn to the Kunduli gangrape rape case, in which four Human Rights Protection Cell officers were alleged. On Nov 8, Odisha government ordered judicial enquiry into the incident by a sitting district judge. On Oct 10, 2017 she had alleged that she had been gang raped near Kunduli by four persons in combat attire like security personnel.

The girl's mother has now accused the state police of conspiring to save the unidentified men of the commando battalion fighting left-wing extremists in the southern Odisha district.

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