Cuttack: The Odisha High Court on Tuesday has sought a comprehensive report from police on the 18-year-old dalit girl, who was allegedly gangraped on 28 th November 2011.
A division bench of Chief Justice V Gopala Gowda and Justice B N Mohapatra directed the Puri SP to initiate a probe into the incident by an officer of DSP or higher rank to submit a status report in a week’s time.
The directions came in response to a petition filed by lawyer and human rights activist Prabir Kumar Das, who drew the attention of the Court on the plight of the girl and her family, who have been subjected to intolerable suffering due to denial of treatment and inaction of police.
It is noteworthy to mention that the girl was a molestation of her friend who had committed suicide after the incident.
Considering the threat perceptions the Court also directed the DCP Bhubaneswar to keep watch over the victim who is being treated in Capital Hospital. She was admitted to Pipili Hospital first and was later shifted to capital hospital after a direction from the Odisha Human Rights Commission on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Crime Branch had taken up investigation into the incident on Tuesday and has started its procedures.
Odisha High Court on Wednesday had directed the victim to be shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital (MCH), Cuttack. The Superintendent of SCBMCH was directed to monitor the treatment of the victim and submit a status report to the Court on Friday.