Pipili case:Crime Branch submits second charge sheet

Bhubaneswar: Odisha crime branch police probing the Pipili rape case today filed the second charge sheet against two other arrested persons. The crime branch submitted the second charge sheet at the court of Judicial Magistrate, First Class (JMFC), Pipili, against Gurna Chandra Swain and Premananda Nayak.

The first charge sheet was filed against Prashant Pradhan alias Pasei on Saturday. The duo were chargesheeted under section 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of IPC and several other charges under SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Stating that the condition of the 19-year-old remained uncharged, the Crime branch said it was open to examine the victim when she was able to give statement and the case is also open to examine criminal liability of local police and doctors who allegedly tried to screen the accused and neglected in providing proper treatment to the victim. The alleged rape and attempt to murder victim had been struggling for survival at the ICU of SCB Medical College Hospital in Cutack after attack on her on November 29, 2011.