Bhubaneswar: Refuting the allegation made by Odisha Mahila Pradesh Congress ) that the report submitted by her on the Pipili gangrape case is politically motivated, Dr. Jyoti Panigrahy, Chairperson, State Commission for Women (SCW) on Sunday said that there is no point to politicise the case by “misinterpreting” it.
Claiming that her report on the case is based on clear evidence, Dr. Panigrahy said, “I will stick to what I wrote in the report. There was no mention of sexual assault in the complaint made by the relatives of the victim.”
It is noteworthy to mention that Panigrahy in her report had said that she pursued the xerox copy of the FIR and saw that no allegation of sexual assault on the girl and no name of the accuused person were reported on the FIR.
As per the FIR, relatives of the victim found her lying half-naked in an unconscious state in a paddy field. Moreover the medical reports of the Capital Hospital and the SCB Medical College and Hospital disclosed that injury in the neck of the victim was caused by partial hanging.
Following the submission of the report OPMC had demanded the resignation of Panigrahy. However Panigrahy unruffled by the demand said she is open to suggestions from women leaders.