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NHRC Team Reaches Kunduli To Probe Suicide Of ‘Gangrape’ Victim

**Koraput: ** The 5-member team of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reached Kunduli in Odisha’s Koraput district to investigate the alleged gangrape and subsequent suicide of the 15-yr-old school girl.

Acting on a petition filed by rights activist Radhakanta Tripathy, the apex human rights body has directed its Investigation Division to constitute a team and enquire into the incident on the spot. They are expected to submit a report on the suicide of the girl within 15 days.
The ADG (Human Rights Protection Cell) has been instructed to furnish all relevant documents including the statement of the victim, medical reports, treatment record, details of counselling besides the order of Orissa High Court on the matter if any, within six weeks.
The team is being led by NHRC DSP Ravi Singh. The four other members are Neha Yadav, K.Vijay Kumar, Lala Bahar and Arun Kumar.

Notably, the Class IX student had alleged that she was gangraped by four armed personnel in uniform while she was on her way to home on October 10.

The CBI in its report had pointed out there was no rape with the victim and it was cited as a ‘failed love affair’. The State Government has already ordered for a judicial probe into this incident and has also expanded its terms of reference for enquiring further into the circumstances inclusive of the alleged gangrape that led to the suicidal death of the victim girl recently.

It is being alleged that due justice was denied to the minor school girl of Dalit caste for which she committed suicide out of frustration. Both the girl and her mother had stuck to their guns of gangrape allegedly by four men in uniform and wielding guns.

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