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Ananya Padhihary

The Koraput district BJP has called a dawn-to-dusk bandh in the city of Jeypore on Thursday, demanding speedy justice for the gang rape victim who was allegedly raped while her husband was held at gunpoint. 

Shops and other business establishments remained closed during the bandh which started at 6 AM today and will continue till 6 PM.

Along with the demand to arrest of the prime accused in the case, the members of the district wing of the Saffron Party has also met the family rape victim and consoled them.

Meanwhile, a police investigation team, headed by an Additional SP has been constituted and is currently probing the rape case.

Notably, on December 24, two miscreants allegedly gang raped a woman after holding her husband hostage at gunpoint at their home. 

A complaint was filed at the Jeypore Mahila Police Station regarding the incident. Following which a police case was registered and a scientific team was pressed into service. The team visited the victim’s home and collected the possible evidence related to the crime. Later the victim also underwent a medical examination, said report.

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