Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader and Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Thursday slammed the State Government for declaring ‘no rape’ in the alleged Kundili gangrape case on Wednesday 27 days after the girl lodged the complaint.
The Minister said the State Government is playing drama in the case and order for a judicial probe into the case is meaningless.
‘What was the State Government doing for so many days? Why it declared that the girl wasn’t raped 27 days after the complaint was lodged. The judicial probe order bears no meaning at all. The Government is doing drama only,’ Oram told reporters.
He said people will give a befitting reply at an appropriate time.
Continuing with its strategy to corner Odisha government on Kunduli suicide, BJP on Saturday alleged that a conspiracy was hatched by third floor of Secretariat to hush up the matter.
Addressing a press conference, BJP MLA Pradeep Purohit stated that the first conspiracy was made by Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) when the incident occurred in October last year.
Instead of providing justice to the victim, Odisha police officials intentionally changed the course of investigation.
Basing on a medical report, the cops had claimed that the girl was not subjected to any sexual assault. Even the report of the State Forensic Science Laboratory was also changed which is not possible without the consent of higher officials including Chief Minister , Chief Secretary and Police DG, alleged the saffron party.
A BJP delegation led by State unit president Basanta Panda had recently visited the family of victim and had interacted with friends and others at Kunduli in Koraput district.
“Under tremendous pressure, the girl subsequently committed suicide as no justice was provided to her. Odisha government has failed to provide security to women in the State,” said Purohit.
The BJP Yuva Morcha in Bargarh district had faced off with police while trying to gherao office of the SP . The police took hundreds of protesters along with Yuva Morcha president Tankadhar Tripathy into custody. The Mahila Morcha also took out a funeral rally as a mark protest.
The suicide has exposed the apathetic attitude of the BJD government. It must accept its failure in providing justice to the girl and announce a CBI inquiry, she added.
Venting her anger on the BJD, BJP Mahila Morcha president Prabhati Parida said that the party will continue its fight till the Kunduli girl is provided justice.
“If the women in the state are not safe, how could CM Naveen remain safe at his residence. The women in Odisha are getting raped and tortured but the CM is remaining a mute spectator,” alleged Prabhati.
Meanwhile, BJD spokesperson Pratap Keshari Deb criticised the saffron party for politicising the Kunduli suicide incident and said the government is duty-bound to provide justice to the girl.
“Politicising such sensitive issue to settle political scores is unfortunate. Investigation into the incident was done and justice never denied,” said Deb.
Earlier today, police detained hundreds of BJP workers at the Master Canteen square and state secretariat for protesting the Kunduli suicide.