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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Submitting its report on the alleged gang rape and suicide of the minor girl from Kunduli, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) panel which is probing the matter said that there has been gross negligence on the part of the State government, police and doctors.

Yogendra Paswan, the chief of the panel said, from ground zero assessment the callousness of the state government is quite evident. “No arrest has been made so far. Similarly, there is blatant discrepancy in the forensic reports. While the initial report points that the victim was sexually harassed, the subsequent report gives a totally different view. There is a hint of tampering by doctors as well,” he said.

“This apart, since the case was also registered under POCSO Act, the state government should have ensured minimum compensation to the kin of the victim as per the norms. But it has also not been done,” Paswan said.

“Lastly, the family members of the victim had also demanded for CBI probe into the gang rape and suicide, but the state government is not paying any heed,” he added.

A three-member panel of the commission led by Paswan visited Odisha for probe into the alleged gang rape and subsequent suicide by the girl.

Members of the panel took stock of the situation after visiting Musaguda, the village of the victim in Pottangi block of Koraput district and held discussions with local police, doctors at Kunduli hospital and Sahid Laxman Nayak Medical College who treated the girl, DGP and top officials of the State government.

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