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Tag: Kunduli Suicide

Kunduli Gang Rape & Suicide: SIT Meets Family Members

Koraput: The three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the Orissa High Court to probe the alleged gang rape and suicide of a minor girl in Kunduli area of Koraput district in 2017, held its first-ever meeting today with the family members of the deceased. The meeting was held by the team comprising South Western […]

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Kunduli Gang Rape & Suicide: Govt extends tenure of Probe Commission for second time

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today extended the tenure of Commission of Inquiry constituted to probe the Kunduli gang rape and suicide for another three months. This is the second time that the tenure of the probe commission has been extended by the state government. As per reports, the tenure of Inquiry Commission, which was scheduled […]

Kunduli gang rape & suicide: Probe Commission begins hearing

Koraput: The Commission of Inquiry today started hearing in the Kunduli gang rape and suicide case. Inspector-In-Charge of Pottangi police station Deb Kumar Gamang and Inspector of Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) Mamata Panigrahi today deposed before the Court of District and Sessions Judge in Jeypore of Koraput district in connection with the case. Earlier […]

Kunduli gang rape: Odisha Home Secy, DG appear before National Commission for SC

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 […]

Kunduli incident: HC directs Odisha govt to file response

Cuttack: While hearing a petition seeking probe by a central agency into the gang rape and subsequent suicide of the school girl in Kunduli of Koraput district, the Orissa High Court on Thursday directed the State government to file a response by May 10. The petition seeking a probe by CBI or NIA was filed […]

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Kunduli gang rape & suicide: HC directs state govt, CBI to submit reply before May 3

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today issued notices to the State government and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) directing them to submit a reply to the petitions, seeking a CBI probe into the alleged gang rape and suicide of the minor girl in Kunduli, before May 3. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Vineet […]

Politics intensifies over Kotia, Kunduli incident

Koraput: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday threw weight behind Odisha’s claim on Kotia village which has remained a bone of contention between the State and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh since long. Besides Kotia, the Union Minister also raked up the issue of gang rape and suicide of Kunduli girl and condemned the attempts by Crime […]

Kunduli incident: Is Crime Branch making veiled attack on media?

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Crime Branch which is yet to make any headway in the Kunduli gang rape and suicide incident seems to be deviating from its course of investigation and using pressure tactics on media by questioning and seeking information about its sources. On January 25, OTV telecasted a report of the State Forensic Science […]

Five months on, family of Kunduli girl still awaits justice

Bhubaneswar: Though five months have passed since the alleged gang rape of the Kunduli girl and two months since her suicide, mystery still shrouds the whole incident. Even family members of the girl have lost their faith on the judicial probe ordered by the State government and have demanded that the case should be handed […]

BJD trying to cover-up Kunduli incident through Crime Branch: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has once again trained guns at the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) over alleged gang rape and subsequent suicide of a minor girl in Kunduli with the saffron party’s spokesperson Pitambar Acharya alleging that the ruling party is trying to cover-up the incident with the help of Crime Branch. Addressing […]

Kunduli incident: Family stages dharna in Delhi

New Delhi: The family members of Kunduli girl, who had committed suicide after being allegedly gang raped last year, staged a dharna at Parliament Street in New Delhi today. Backed by Congress MLA from Koraput Krushna Chandra Sargaria and former MP Pradeep Majhi, the family of the victim staged demonstration protesting injustice and lapses in […]

Want free and fair probe into Kunduli incident: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reiterated his government’s commitment for a free and fair probe into the Kunduli gang rape and suicide that has become a major controversy. “The government always wants free and fair probe because of which we had urged the Orissa High Court to monitor the probe by the special investigation […]

CBI inquiry only can ensure justice for Kunduli victim: SC Commission

Koraput: A three-member team of the National SC Commission on Monday visited Koraput and met the family members and friends of the Kunduli girl who committed suicide and lashed out at the Odisha government for its failure to provide protection and justice to the minor girl. National SC Commission member Yogendra Paswan said, “It’s unfortunate […]

Kin of Kunduli victim moves SC, seeks CBI probe

Bhubaneswar: Brother of the Kunduli girl, who was allegedly gang raped by security personnel in October last year and later committed suicide in January, 2018, has moved Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe into the incident. Citing discrepancies in the forensic reports, the victim’s brother alleged that said that the family has no faith in […]

Kunduli shame… What, when, how & what next?

Bhubaneswar: From Kunduli to Bhubaneswar, from Koraput to New Delhi, the controversy surrounding the alleged gang rape of minor girl Sasmita in October 2017 and her suicide last month is certainly not coming to an end. Beyond politics, administration and judiciary, the incident has created ripples in the society in general. Recently, chief minister Naveen […]

Kunduli suicide: Congress members detained for hurling eggs at police

Bhubaneswar: Protesting CM Naveen Patnaik’s decision for an SIT probe into Kunduli incident, agitating Congress members clashed with police today while on their way to gherao CM’s residence-Naveen Niwas. While heading towards Naveen Niwas, the Congress workers led by Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Prasad Harichandan along with senior party leader Pradeep Majhi had […]

CM orders SIT probe into Kunduli incident

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today ordered a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the alleged Kunduli gang rape and suicide incident. The SIT probe will be monitored by the court. Briefing mediapersons here, Patnaik said the state government is committed to ensure justice to the victim at the earliest and in a most transparent […]

Police concealing suicide note: Kunduli victim's brother

Koraput: With the whole state on the boil over Kunduli incident, the brother of the victim today alleged that the police is trying to manipulate the entire case by concealing a note supposedly written by the victim before she committed suicide. Speaking to OTV, the victim’s brother said two police officials including the second officer […]

Kunduli Fallout: BJP supporters attempt to storm into Naveen Nivas, scuffle with police

Bhubaneswar: Tension ran high after BJP supporters reportedly breached ‘security cordon’ in an attempt to storm into Naveen Nivas, the residence of Odisha Chief Minister here on Monday demanding his resignation over Kunduli incident. The BJP supporters tricked the cops and managed to stage a demonstration near Naveen Nivas even though a thick blanket of […]

CM Naveen assures ‘thorough’ probe into Kunduli incident

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday assured that the Kunduli girl will get ‘justice’ and his government is serious about the incident. Speaking on the sidelines of the presentation ceremony of the ‘The Tall Man Biju Patnaik’, a pictorial biography of the legendary politician, in Mumbai yesterday, the CM said, “It’s a tragic […]

Kunduli incident to prove death knell for ruling-BJD: Pradhan

Cuttack: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday once again targeted Naveen Patnaik over the Kunduli gang rape & suicide case stating that the Odisha CM is no longer capable of ensuring safety and security for women in the state. Speaking at the party’s ‘Mishrana Parva’ at Mahanga, the union minister took a dig at Naveen […]

Kunduli suicide: Complaint case filed against Odisha CM

Puri: A complaint case has been filed against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) court in Puri today holding him responsible for the suicide of Kunduli gang rape victim. As per sources, the Sachetan Nagarik Manch has filed the case alleging that the minor girl committed suicide as the Home Department failed […]

Kunduli gang rape: DGP seeks report on discrepancy in SFSL report

Bhubaneswar: Odisha DGP RP Sharma on Monday directed the ADG Crime Branch to conduct an inquiry and submit report on the alleged discrepancies in the report of State Forensic Science Laboratory (SFSL) on Kunduli gang rape. The move comes after OTV had first reported about the discrepancies in the report of SFSL that had allegedly […]

Kunduli suicide: BJP to gherao all SP offices today

Bhubaneswar: Protesting the suicide of the Kunduli gang rape victim, the youth wing of the State BJP, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), will today gherao all the SP offices across the State and stage demonstration. It will also launch a state-wide ‘Beti Bachao, Naveen Hatao’ agitation from today. “Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is responsible for […]

Opposition alleges manipulation in Kunduli gang rape forensic report

Bhubaneswar: After the State Forensic Laboratory came out with a clarification that the findings – semen traces found on the clothes of Kunduli gang rape victim – as reported by OTV, were from a preliminary inter-divisional report; opposition parties suspected foul play and trained their guns at the ruling-BJD alleging it of making deliberate attempts […]

Tying Oneself In Knots, BJD Style

When your intentions are not above board, you invariably end up tying yourself in knots. And that is what the BJD and the state government have done in two separate cases: the suicide by the Kunduli victim and the suspension of Kendrapara MP Baijyant Panda from the party. The startling revelation this evening by OTV […]

Kunduli lies exposed: Forensic finds semen stains on victim’s clothes

Bhubaneswar: In what could possibly belie the claims of investigating officers of Odisha police that the Kunduli girl was not subjected to any ‘sexual assault’, traces of semen were found from her undergarments. This shocking information has now come to fore in a report of the State Forensic Science Laboratory (SFSL), a copy of which […]

Kunduli suicide: OHRC seeks report from Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today sought a report from the state government on Kunduli gang rape, the victim of which committed suicide on January 22. Acting on a petition filed by a social activist and lawyer Nishikanta Mishra, the OHRC directed the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police (DGP) to submit […]

Banpur rape victim's suicide: Investigating officer transferred

Khurda: Taking cognizance of protests following suicide of a minor girl yesterday night who was allegedly raped in Banpur of Khurda district last month, the government today transferred the investigating officer in charge of the case, Ashok Dalabehera to police headquarters. The administration also announced Rs 20,000 assistance from Red Cross fund to the kin […]

Kunduli suicide: BJP launches ‘funeral rally’ in protest

Bhubaneswar: Targeting the state government for failing to take action in the Kunduli gang rape incident in which the victim committed suicide on Monday, the BJP today kicked off a ‘funeral rally (Kokei Sobhajatra)’ from Bhubaneswar and warned the ruling dispensation that the people of the State will overthrow the government for its utter neglect […]

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Former Congress MLA from Pipili, son arrested

Puri: Police today arrested former Congress MLA from Pipili Judhisthir Samantaray and his son Priyabrat in connection with a clash between BJP and Congress workers that took place during Odisha bandh at Mangalapur area in Pipili on Wednesday. As per sources, a war of words ensued between the BJP and Congress workers during the bandh […]

Another rape survivor awaits justice in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: While the suicide of Kunduli rape survivor has triggered much outrage at all levels in the State, another rape survivor of Malkangiri district has pleaded for justice. The rape survivor of Gobindapalli village in the district has alleged that she is yet to get justice even though more than two months have passed since […]

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After Kunduli, one more minor girl commits suicide after rape

Khurda: At a time when screams from Kunduli are echoing through the state, yet another minor girl allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at Suanpadia near Banpur in Khurda district on Wednesday. As per the family members, the girl was allegedly raped on December 31 last month following which they lodged a complaint with the […]

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Kunduli suicide: CB dismissed gang rape charges in Dec report

Bhubaneswar: The Crime Branch of Odisha Police in its action-taken report submitted to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on December 14, had dismissed the allegations of gang rape brought by the Kunduli girl who committed suicide on Monday. In the report submitted on December 14, the Crime Branch said in a bid to hide […]

Odisha govt owes an answer for Kunduli girl's death: BJP

Bhubaneswar: While the 12-hour dawn to dusk bandh and hartal by the Opposition continues across the state throwing normal life out of gear, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) kept its arrow pointed towards the Odisha government blaming it for  Kunduli suicide and demanded resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The BJP accused the Naveen government […]

Kunduli suicide: Maoists support Odisha bandh, demand transfer of top cops

Koraput: Amid the 12-hour Odisha bandh and protests by the Opposition across the state over the alleged suicide of Kunduli gang rape survivor, the Maoists today lent their support to the shutdown and have called for 48 hour bandh across the state. Releasing an audio tape, Aruna, secretary of the Srikakulam-Koraput division committee of CPI […]

Devotees stranded in Konark due to 12-hr bandh

Konark: While the 12-hour Odisha bandh and hartal protesting Kunduli suicide has crippled normal life across the State, thousands of devotees, who had come to Chandrabhaga near Konark in Puri district to take a holy dip in the sea on Magha Saptami, are facing the brunt of the shutdown. The devotees from various places across […]

Bandh-hartal for Kunduli cause shuts down Odisha, normal life affected

Bhubaneswar: Normal life has been affected  in the state today due to a dawn to dusk bandh and hartal called by Opposition parties Congress and BJP protesting Kunduli suicide. While buses, auto-rickshaws and other vehicles stayed off roads, many trains like Bengaluru-Tinsukia Superfast Express, Sambalpur-Puri and Sambalpur-Rayagada Intercity Express trains were halted by the protesters […]

Is Odisha really proud of its ‘transformative leader’?

Waking up to broadsheets splashed with photographs of chief minister Naveen Patnaik with a catch line “Odisha is proud of its transformative leader,” was a bit difficult to digest on a day like this. The newspapers never seemed so abhorrent like today. Because it was not even 24 hours that the much talked about and […]

Kunduli Suicide shakes state, political parties on streets to vent ire

Koraput:  A day after the death of Kunduli gang rape victim, protests have gained momentum across Odisha with several political parties staging demonstrations on Tuesday seeking justice for the girl. Tension ran high in Koraput after locals took away the body of the girl from hospital without allowing the officials to conduct a post mortem. […]