The Paradip ASHA worker gang rape case took a twist after the victim went missing on the day of Test Identification (TI) parade and suddenly reappeared after two days on Monday.
As per reports, following her alleged gang rape on August 26 evening, when four youths abducted her and allegedly gang raped her in a car near Neheru Banglow in the port town, she had lodged a complaint at Paradip Adarsh police station.
The police sprang into action and detained two accused in connection with the case. The TI parade for the two was already conducted. However, the police managed to nab the last two accused later and their TI parade was scheduled on Saturday. But, the absence of the victim on Saturday made the police cancel the parade.
After her return on Monday, the gang rape survivor explained her missing out on the TI parade as mental depression. As per her explanation to her father, she said she was subjected to humiliation as a gang rape survivor at her workplace on Saturday and decided to end her life.
“I decided to end my life and went to the railway line near Chatua in Kujang. However, some locals rescued me and sheltered me at an old woman’s house in Gada Kujanga. I called my family and they came there to take me back home,” she narrated.
Speaking to OTV, her father said, “We searched for her everywhere yesterday but could not find her whereabouts. My daughter called me this morning (Monday) and we went there to bring him back after informing the police about it.”
While her absence on the day of the second TI parade managed to keep the last two accused out of the bars for some time, some suspected that the girl might have been pressurised by the accused to do so, making the case against them week.
According to the allegation of the victim’s family members, the ASHA worker was going somewhere for work on her bicycle when she was intercepted by four youths in a red car.
They forcibly took her inside and gang raped her near Nehru Bangalow. After committing the crime, they again dumped her at the spot from where she was picked up.
Then, the survivor went to the Paradip Adarsh police station to lodge a complaint.