NHRC team to visit Kunduli today

Bhubaneswar: A five-member team of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) led by DSP Ravi Singh is scheduled to undertake a spot visit to Kunduli in Koraput district today and probe the alleged gang rape and subsequent suicide of the minor girl.

As per sources, the team will stay in Odisha till February 9 and carry out necessary investigation to find out facts and evidences behind the incident. This apart, the commission has asked to submit a report on health conditions of the victim and circumstances which led to the suicide, within a period of 15 days.

During the course of investigation, the team will also interact with the victim’s family members as well as local people.

Based on a petition filed by rights activist Radhakanata Tripathy and acting as per the direction of the commission, NHRC DG (Investigation) constituted this team. NHRC had also asked the State authorities and State Human Rights Protection Cell ADG to submit a report on Kunduli Suicide.