Bhubaneswar: A minor girl of class IX was allegedly gang raped by four jawans engaged in anti-Maoist operations in Koraput district today at Sorisapadar village near Pottangi area under Semiliguda block.
Though it is still unclear whether personnels of COBRA or BSF or CRPF were behind the atrocity against the Class IX student, a high level investigation is now being demanded into the incident.
Reportedly, four persons suspected to be security personnel abducted the minor to a forest near Sorispadar village under Pottangi police limits and gang raped her.
Allegedly, Four BSF jawans in uniform and weapons abducted and gagged her mouth and took her into the forests where they raped her. Somehow she managed to save her life and she was rescued by her one of her relative and admitted to hospital, as per survivor’s brother statement.
The incident occurred today afternoon when the girl was returning to her home after school.
The accused persons detained the victim and after touching her inappropriately, they abducted and took her inside the forest. Later they tied her mouth with her ‘duppatta’ and raped her.
The matter came to light when the girl ascertained lying in the forest. Later, the girl was shifted to the hospital where her condition is said to be critical.
Mean while the villagers allege if the defence personnel deputed for mao hunt operation in the district creat such outlaw active in the tribal dominate areas, then how safe are their family female members.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced free treatment for the minor girl, who was allegedly gang raped by four jawans engaged in anti-Maoist operations in Koraput district.
Patnaik expressed deep shock over the incident and termed it as ‘inhumane’. He also informed that the DGP has been instructed to nab the accused at the earliest and take stringent action against them.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also said he was disturbed after hearing about the incident and demanded stringent action against the accused. Pradhan on his personal twitter handle has prayed for adequate treatment and speedy recovery of the survivor.