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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

A special fast track court in Odisha’s Phulbani on Saturday directed the police to register case against a girl who had filed a false gangrape case.
As per reports, earlier in May 2020, a gangrape case was registered at the Sadar Police Station in Kandhamal based on the purported victim’s complaint. However, later the girl altered from the statement she had given during the registration of the FIR when she recorded statement under Section 164 of CrPC. Moreover, during the hearing of the case, the girl stated that she had not been raped.

Taking the girl's fresh statement into account and studying the entire case, the Phulbani fast track Special Court's judge pronounced the accused person/s clean and directed to release them.

Apart from that, the court also ordered the police to register an FIR against the girl for filing a false case. The court also has ordered to stop granting financial aid, meant for rape victims, to the girl.

"The court realised that the complainant had made false allegations of being a victim of gangrape. The court has ordered to register a case against the girl under section 193 of IPC," said Bijay Pattnaik, Public Prosecutor. 

The Public Prosecutor also informed that the court has ordered to stop granting financial aid to the complainant till the case proceeding is on. 

However, the complainant's lawyer Bijay Mohanty said, "The girl's statement before the magistrate was forced by the police. But, she couldn't even remember her earlier statement. Considering such confusing statements of the girl, the court announced the accused persons clear and released them."

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