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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: The BJP Mahila Morcha today sought the intervention of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) in the Kunduli gang rape victim’s suicide case and demanded Rs 1 cr compensation for family of the girl.

Besides, it accused ADG of Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC), Mahendra Pratap and Koraput Superintendent of Police (SP) Kanwar Vishal Singh of withholding and destroying evidence and demanded their dismissal.

The BJP said that they do not have faith on the Crime Branch probe.

"The family of the victim should be provided compensation and the people involved in this cover-up operation, especially the local SP and HRPC ADG should be dismissed immediately. Without providing justice, the State government forced her to commit suicide therefore we have approached the OHRC on this sensitive issue," said BJP's state general secretary Lekhashri Samantasinghar.

On the other hand, the BJD said that the BJP is itself confused over their demands.  "They are not sure about their demands. If they want CBI probe then the Central Government can hand over the case to CBI if it wants. The same thing has been said by the leader of opposition yesterday. The BJP is trying to tarnish the image of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik by raising the Kunduli incident. It is nothing else than a political ploy," said BJD spokesperson, Samir Das.

It is worthwhile to mention that, a special team of Crime Branch has left for Kunduli today to probe the gang rape and suicide case. The team led by a DSP rank officer will also investigate the allegations of manipulation of forensic report.

"The case under Pottangi police station has been taken over by the Crime Branch. A team with two DSP rank officers has left for the village for a detailed investigation," said Crime Branch SP, Prashant Kumar Jena.

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