Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Alleging sheer negligence in the investigation of Kunduli gang rape and suicide case, the Congress party is all set to corner Odisha government by launching a state-wide agitation in a phased manner from tomorrow.

At a press meet in Bhubaneswar, Congress MLA and party's Dalit cell chief Krushna Sagaria on Sunday informed that the party will stage a demonstration in the Capital city tomorrow and subsequently in other places of the State in phased manner.

"The SIT probe into Kunduli incident is confined to only announcement. The Government is yet to clarify the name of the officers who will investigate the case. The government is deliberately trying to delay the matter further," Sagaria said.

The victim's family has no faith on Crime Branch, HRPC probe and State police as all the agencies failed to give her justice. Police had lured family of victim with money to withdraw the case. Under such circumstances, the government should announce name of the officials as the members of the SIT who will conduct the investigation of the case in a transparent manner, Sagaria stated.

The government doesn't want to provide justice to the Kunduli victim even after her death, he added. "Unless the victim's family gets justice, the Congress will continue its agitation. We seek cooperation from the people of Odisha on the matter," he added.

On the other hand, BJD rubbished the allegations of the Opposition party.

“Congress' allegations are baseless. The government has already submitted required documents before the Orissa High Court on constitution of SIT. As far as my knowledge is concerned, the court is likely to take a call on it by February 21 or 22," said, BJD MP and spokesperson, Pratap Deb.

Notably, the minor girl was allegedly gang raped in a forest near Kunduli under Pottangi police limits in Koraput district in October last year when she was on her way back from school. She had allegedly committed suicide in her house on January 22.