May 11, 2021

Gang raped at gun-point, accused 8 including police personnel

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Bhubaneswar, Sep. 7: A minor girl was allegedly raped multiple times at gun point by 8 persons including police personnel during the lockdown in Bhubaneswar. According to the complaint, the incident happened under the Infocity police station area two months ago. Initially, the girl remained morose and did not reveal the incident to her parents. Later, she narrated her ordeal to them.
The mother of the victim had lodged a complaint with the Mahila Police station on August 30 alleging that her minor daughter was repeatedly gang-raped in March and April this year. The accused took her daughter to a secluded place and raped her. Later, they threatened to kill her daughter if she spoke about the incident to anyone. She has also alleged that two staffers of an electronic media, two security personnel, a police officer and his two associates have raped her daughter.

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Bhubaneswar DCP Umashankar Dash said, the Commissionerate Police has initiated a probe into the alleged gang rape of a minor girl by eight policemen in the city. A special team has been formed to identify the accused.
The case is being investigated by the IIC of Mahila Police Station. Mahila Police on Friday conducted the victim’s medical examination and also recorded her statement under Section 161 of the CrPC. Later, her statement was recorded in the presence of the local magistrate under Section 164 of the CrPC.