Another rape victim commits suicide due to ‘police inaction’

KalingaTV News Network

Khordha: A minor girl committed suicide in Suanpada village under Banapur police limits in Khordha district on Wednesday.

As per the complaint lodged by the family members of the victim at the Banapur Police Station on January 2, the accused Nimei Palei who lives next door to them had committed the crime on December 31.

The victim had gone out of her home at around 12 AM in the night to attend nature’s call when she was abducted by the accused and sexually assaulted. However, the case was lodged at Banapur Police Station only after the victim’s father who was out of station in some work, reached the village on January 2.

But much to the dismay of the family, police did not take any action against the accused for almost three weeks since the incident, which left the victim in a state of mental shock and she finally attempted suicide by consuming poison yesterday. Though she was rushed to Banapur CHC in critical state and then shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, doctors declared her ‘received dead’.

Tension ran high at the victim’s village after her body reached there yesterday.

Banapur Police have reached the village and rushed the dead body for postmortem to Banapur CHC.

Kin of the victim are demanding action against police for its dilly dallying in the investigation process.

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