Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: Senior officials of Odisha government including Home Secretary Asit Tripathy, DGP RP Sharma and Crime Branch IG Arun Bothra on Tuesday appeared before National Commission for Scheduled Castes at New Delhi in connection with the alleged gang rape and subsequent suicide of a minor girl at Kunduli in Koraput.

The National Commission had earlier issued letters to the Collector and the SP to appear before the office of its Chairman in person along with relevant documents for the hearing in the case.

The 14-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by four men in uniform on October 10, 2017. Later, the girl committed suicide on January 22, 2018 when family members were not at home.

On February 12, National Commission for Scheduled Castes member Yogendra Paswan had visited Kunduli and met the victim’s family members as part of its ongoing inquiry into the case that had then sparked public outrage in Odisha.