Kunduli Gang Rape Case: Family members of victim record statement before inquiry panel

Kunduli: Family members of the Kunduli victim who had allegedly committed suicide after being gang-raped by ‘four men in uniform,’ recorded their statement before the Commission of Inquiry today.

The mother, brother and paternal aunt of the victim deposed before the Koraput District & Sessions Judge – cum – Commissioner Bidyut Kumar Mishra in the seventh phase of hearing at Semiliguda block office.

Earlier on June 17, four persons including Dr. Akankhya Tripathy, District Child Protection official, Rajashree Das, Live Foundation NGO worker Sujata Nayak, District Homeguard DSP Kishore Chandra Das had testified before Mishra.

So far, 14 persons have deposed before the Commission and recorded their statements in a phased manner.

On October 10 last year, the 14-year-old girl had alleged that she was raped by ‘four men in uniform’. She had later hanged herself at her house on January 22. The incident had triggered state-wide outrage following which police and Crime Branch probe was ordered. A three-member panel led by Mishra formed to probe the incident started hearing the case on May 13.