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Bhubaneswar: Continuing with its strategy to corner Odisha government on Kunduli suicide, BJP on Saturday alleged that a conspiracy was hatched by third floor of Secretariat to hush up the matter.

Addressing a press conference, BJP MLA Pradeep Purohit stated that the first conspiracy was made by Chief Minister's Office (CMO) when the incident occurred in October last year.

Instead of providing justice to the victim, Odisha police officials intentionally changed the course of investigation.

Basing on a medical report, the cops had claimed that the girl was not subjected to any sexual assault. Even the report of the State Forensic Science Laboratory was also changed which is not possible without the consent of higher officials including Chief Minister , Chief Secretary and Police DG, alleged the saffron party.

A BJP delegation led by State unit president Basanta Panda had recently visited the family of victim and had interacted with friends and others at Kunduli in Koraput district.

"Under tremendous pressure, the girl subsequently committed suicide as no justice was provided to her. Odisha government has failed to provide security to women in the State," said Purohit.

The BJP Yuva Morcha in Bargarh district had faced off with police while trying to gherao office of the SP . The police took hundreds of protesters along with Yuva Morcha president Tankadhar Tripathy into custody. The Mahila Morcha also took out a funeral rally as a mark protest.

A similar scene was also seen in Keonjhar while the protesters barged into the SP office by raising slogans 'Naveen Hatao, Beti Bachao'. The women activists also burnt effigy of CM Naveen Patnaik in front of the office of Keonjhar Collector.

Similar demonstrations were staged in Jagatsinghpur, Bolangir and Sundergarh districts.

BJD leader Subhash Singh on the other hand refuted the allegations leveled by BJP.

"Odisha government has ordered for a judicial probe and BJP is politicising the issue," said Singh.

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