Bhubaneswar: Amid allegation of attempt to suppress alleged sexual assault of a dalit girl of Pipli in Puri district, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has sent a team to Odisha to inquire into the matter.

A team led by its Director Dibakar Basak who are on a three-day visit to the State visited Arjungada village in Puri district and met the family members of the victim on Tuesday. They also met the Principal Secretary, Home Secretary U N Behera and doctors at Government hospitals at Pipili and Capital Hospital here.

The team members today were in Cuttack to meet the DGP. They would next visit the SCB Medical College Hospital to see the victim and discuss with the treating doctors.

Basak would submit a detailed report to the Chairman, NCSC within a week’s time, sources said.